invitation to the opening of DELFT OP ZICHT

CreArtPosted by id11 2013-09-17 09:47PM
final presentation DELFT OP ZICHT Opening Friday 27 September from 17:00-19:00 hrs.
Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 September from 12:00-17:00 hrs.

DELFT OP ZICHT is an artist-in-residence project within in the framework of the European network CreArt with artists from the participating countries. id11 invited eight artists to work and live during August and September 2013 in Delft, the Netherlands. The artists worked towards a final presentation that will take place from Friday 27– Sunday 29 September in art centre Kadmium in Delft.

For 2 months Alexander Glandien, Amaya Bombín, Dovile Bernadisiute, Leonard Sherifi , Lieke Snellen, Nino Strohecker, Ruta Butkute and Tvrtko Buric worked on their own projects - and presented their work every Friday afternoon during the artist talks 'bij wijze van SPREKEN' in Kadmium. Work in progress could be followed by visitors during the regular opening hours of Kadmium. Special about this project and an important contribution to the project was that every artist was connected to a curator, who gave a substantive feedback.

the artists about their project Alexander Glandien – Austria
The crisis of everything everywhere
The exhibition space is deconstructed by different interventions.
Water drips down from the ceiling in countless places and gives the impression of a leaky and permeable roof. The water is collected in a set of buckets resting on the floor below the leaks and this artificial field of buckets creates some kind of counterpart to the ceiling, reflecting the damage of this room. A sculpture of cables and hoses is hanging out from the damaged roof and different paintings on canvas mimic the ceilings texture. Furthermore the continuously dripping creates a very gentle and haunting composition of decay. These interventions create a space in state of suspense between deconstruction and construction, between real and artificial elements. "The crisis of everything everywhere" deals primarily with the relocation and shifting of values ​​and realities.
curators Jacqueline Heerema, Ronald Boer, Eliane Bots (Satellietgroep, The Hague).

Amaya Bombín – Spain
Delft red
Dutch painting, during the Baroque period, established a separation between the inside and outside of the city. It linked the woman inside (the house, family, spirituality...) and the man outside (the city, trade...). Through my work I will try to bring these two visions into one creating a view from the inside and outside at the same time. The Dutch painter beauty was not necessarily in an established repertoire of forms but he could decide for himself to show the beauty of a simple gesture. In my work this simple gesture will be stitches of red thread running through the streets of Delft.
curator Coen de Jong (38CC, Delft).

Dovile Bernadisiute - Lithuania
Koornmarkt 48F, Westvest 147, Prinses Irenetunnel
In my project architectural details of the city of Delft functions as moulds. Later I transform them into garments. The installation is about the surfaces of buildings, proportions of the body and built environment, the remnants of our existence embedded in the environment, the reflections of buildings within ourselves. Pieces that are created appear on the body like second skin and are suggesting wearability.
curators Anique Weve, Floor Cornelisse (Fam Ruim, Rotterdam).

Leonard Sherifi – Italy
Holy Shuttle
We live in an age of increasingly globalized consumerism. Through the Holy Shuttle I turned back in time when I had to walk for miles to get the water. I used to carry the water in plastic bottles that at the time were rare and precious, so I used the bottle caps for my work as they still were precious. The circle form of caps represents the continuity, so depicts the life cycle, the nature's flow. Furthermore the caps are witnesses of a consumerism programmed pleasure. I asked people to cherish the shuttle by bringing the caps to me, so that they would indirectly participate in shuttle's construction. The Holy Shuttle is an intimate personal meditation as well as a parody on the spirituality of the science and the intrinsic naturality of the artificial.
curator Réka Deuten Makkai (Den Haag).

Lieke Snellen – Netherlands
'And then I just bumped into it.'
Unnoticed you walk on a street and navigate from one point to another. En route you find objects where you walk around, you use or stumble over them. Within the project of id11 I made use of street furniture that can be seen as a recognizable element out of our daily environment. What are these objects, what is their function and how can they be used or viewed in a different way?
curator Iris Cornelis (gallery Iris Cornelis, Rotterdam).

Nino Strohecker – Austria
When I close my eyes I do not see darkness. I see light explosions in all shapes and forms, like fireworks in the night sky creating geometrical patterns. And in this patterns I see figures, faces, entire cities and landscapes unrolling and ever-changing.
When I close my eyes I do not see darkness because my visual cortex is taking over and the theater of my mind gives a new outstanding performance every time.
When I close my eyes I do not see darkness. I see light.
curator Piet de Jonge (curator e.g. RAW CHINA EXPO, chief editor WHAT'S UP. Worked as senior curator modern art at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Museum Kröller Müller and Van Abbemuseum).

Ruta Butkute – Lithuania
“I work with a space through displacement and play, where objects and tools loose their usual function; no longer exist but rather subsist.”

preserve(definition): to resist decomposition
The sculptural installation draws from the inter-relation of monuments and construction sites. The artist experience of architecture becomes the moment of the reconstruction: to preserve can also mean to change, where new identity appears. The sculptural process is more applied as a transformation rather than translation. Searching of origins and new identities of architectural elements and surfaces in Delft through sculptural practice.
curator Weronika Zielinska (Upominki, Rotterdam).

Tvrtko Buric – Italy
Signs, repetitions, pauses, and voids embody an abstract vision of what is more abstract in reality: the geometric skeleton of the natural world, dynamics and variables of contemporary life. A landscape where video and sculpture come together in an audacious dialogue, despoiled of the real and return to the principle of art and the essence of things, the very foundation of thought and knowledge.
curator Kiki Petratou (gallery Joey Ramone, Rotterdam).

final presentation
Opening Friday 27 September from 17:00-19:00 hrs.
Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 September from 12:00-17:00 hrs.

Koornmarkt 48F
2611 EH Delft |

photo Marco Zwinkels |Ruta Butkute working

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