Op 14 mei 2013 maakte http://www.belvedererotterdam.nl een luistertafel in de galerie. Ieder heel uur begon er een luistervoorstelling over het bombardement op Rotterdam en herinneringen aan de tweede wereldoorlog. Ooggetuigen en nabestaanden vertelden hun verhaal en lieten het uitzicht tot leven komen.
Welkom op maandag 15 april vanaf 19:00 in de papieren krantenwereld van Collectief Archief; kom kijken, lezen, knippen, plakken en Vergeetmenieten zaaien!
Er is soep en brood en ook drank.
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Once in a great while Nel Pak and Michel van Adrichem come together in ‘Collectief Archief’ to activate collective memory. This time they create an archive in which they collaborate on a volume of ten years of newspapers that still need to be clipped. The backlog makes them realize that the heyday of paper news is over, resulting in tabloids which extinguished their urge to contain all that the press has to offer. Their image emphasizes love for paper and ink as well as love for papers content that lifted their spirits. Moving matter makes them realize that nowadays information and knowledge is in the air, no need to hold, always available.
The CA’s put their selections from the paper source together in an airy installation that wants to cut loose and lift off into New Times. The collection of old news that they’ve worked on for ten days on location is half static and half dynamic, an image as well as an archive, a work station open to be used. The artists will continue working this paper garden: cutting, sewing, weeding. You are invited to join them, but beware of the implications for the image.
In his series of skies Carlo strives for the sublime. In his subtle use of oil paint, sometimes trying out layerings in other medias, he catches light in its magnificent display of color. He builds his images of infinity in glazed matter to reach for depth and wide vistas that define his space as an artist. From his mind clouds of paint form, floating through endless oceans of color, showing us components of sky. Carlo trusts the greatness of imagination.
Kom woensdag 28 november a.s. 20:00 naar On Glitch
een ontmoeting met het fenomeen
ingeleid door Emiel van der Pol
Waar komt het vandaan en wie gebruikt het?
verwerkt door Jochem Rotteveel
Hoe pas ik het toe en wat is de betekenis?
The art of Jochem Rotteveel is not for eternity. It’s alive and kicking and belongs to the present. But for as much as his images seem to refer to games, packman and pixels he is free in his artistic research of the undefined borders between various disciplines and materials, to further stretch the limitations of expression as we think of as the outcome of history of art. Defined by tape his language goes well beyond what we recognize as art, although his images appeal our visual memory his framework opens up imagination. Is it his fascination with the phenomenon of ‘anti-room’: a space where all borders dissolve, not accessible for humans, yet evoking contemplation and reflection on mortality, that makes him create as if he’s without any fear? His young soul concerned with time and parallel universes does not acknowledge borders between high and low materializations, nor two, three or even more dimensions. The work of Jochem Rotteveel shows us that art is as vital as science for developing visions for the future. In his enthusiasm he not only opens up his own art but through texts he theorizes about the importance of art in our time of transformation, as art opens up impossibilities of real life.
Harmen de Hoop examines conventions in society, mainly outside the exhibition space. Specific spots in public space are anonymously manipulated. By moving objects, people or animals the interpretation of the conditioned surroundings changes. Earlier De Hoop has painted outlines of a basketball field on a parking lot, placed a coat rack on a tram stop and highlighted an entrance to a Rotterdam Metro Station with the word ‘HOTEL’ in huge letters, as if inviting all vagrants and junkies to spend the night there. Occasional passers-by can doubt reality while being confronted by these absurd situations. A child playing football on a small flight hillock with grass? Or how about the usefulness of a fire extinguishing attached to an information board? The interventions in urban surroundings are not always easily recognized but in the context of an exhibition space the images of interventions and manipulations become irrevocably art. Super dry art which assumes an idea that juggles space and time.