12.09.2013 – 01.12.2013
Dark Matters explores the misty recesses of a dark universe where colour shines in absence. Ominous, melancholic, and sometimes poetic – the artists in Dark Matters feel their way through a world that is about to disappear or fall into chaos. But, how did it come to this? Statements are not given, yet space is created for the reflection on our time, our society, and ourselves. Climate change, the economic crisis, and social unrest are dilemmas Dark Matters points to.
participating artists: Silvia B., Marc Bijl, Marielle Buitendijk, Dario D’Aronco, Jeroen Kuster, Charl Landvreugd, Dirk van Lieshout, Sandro Setola, Renie Spoelstra, Fiona Weir
Although Charl Landvreugd works as a visual artist, mainly in the fields of sculpture, installation, and video, he has extensive experience as a curator and writer. He has worked in Europe, the Caribbean, and the United States. Both theoretical and practical, his work is always looking for representations of the genesis of a new humankind. In a catchy visual language that mixes science fiction, futurism, kitsch and refined aesthetics, his sculpture speaks about the possibility of colour losing its meaning and of creating an apolitical humanity.
Titel: movt nr. 6: On Holiday Space Camp to meet Anana Keduaman Keduampon
Year: 2010 – 2013
Material: Wood, Ceramic, Crystal, Beads, etc. etc. etc.
Size: 320 x 240 x 410
Images Aad Hoogendoorn (c)
Thursday, September 12, 20:00: Opening Dark Matters
Friday 13 – Sunday 15 Sept: Festival of The World of the Witte de With Quarter & 24hour Culture.
Thursday, 10 October, 20:00: Destination Outer Space – an evening about the infinity of the universe, Afrofuturism, and unexplained phenomena in the solar system.
In collaboration with Govert Schilling, Charl Landvreugd and Marielle Buitendijk.
Thursday, 14 November, 20:00: The Darkness Within – an evening about the fathomless depths of the human mind, irrational occult practices, and the unreliability of memory. In collaboration with Silvia B. and Sandro Setola.