OF NEW ALLIANCES™
22 January till 4 March 2012
Developed in close collaboration with P.art of your life in Zwolle,
curator Pim Trooster and participating artists: Sean Hannan, Isabelle
Schiltz, Robbert Weide, Emile Zile, Marijke Uittenbroek and Hristina
a stable future for culture we have to arrange that culture is getting
its resources from a broader source: private funding by individuals
or companies and so on" Halbe Zijlstra as State Secretary of
Culture and Education in the Netherlands, 2012.
text inspired me to achieve respectful working conditions for the artists in this group show. I invited
six emerging artists working in different media who appear themselves
as a visual 'tool' in their work. Artworks which are dealing with social, political and
economical issues. At the opening event composer Merlijn Twaalfhoven
was invited to give a critical reflection on the 'white cube', taking
his publication 'Art in the world' as point for departure.
the right means for this show I contacted all the available companies in the industrial area around the exhibition venue to partake.
organisation helped to edit and distribute more than 60 letters to companies within this specific area. The letters were all signed
and numbered in the ORiGi 2copy/number series and contained the polite
but urgent request to help realizing this exhibition.
of these letters was answered. The copies were all exhibited in a clean
installation as part of the show: In search of new alliances."
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