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The Hague: Macuga

January 16, 2016 - April 3, 2016

Alicja Kwade

Display Show

16 January – 3 April 2016
Opening: Saturday 16 January, 16 hrs with an introduction by Céline Condorelli and Gavin Wade
Location: Hogewal 1-9, The Hague
Open: Wednesday – Sunday, 12- 17 hrs
Part of Attempts to Read the World (Differently)

Art is not exhibited, art exhibits

Display is an elementary social gesture: something is shown to someone and to the world. Display Show proposes we consider display as intrinsic to artistic production and interpretation, as the process of taking shape that redefines notions of work, artwork and exhibition.

Display Show follows a path that leads from doing-something-to-show-things (the technical term for which, in twentieth century art discourse, has come to be described as the verb “to display”), to the idea that those actions not only change the way we see things, but also transform the nature of what is displayed, of who is looking, and of their environment.

Display Show at Stroom Den Haag is an enquiry into forms of display and presents existing and new works by international artists including Céline Condorelli, Charlotte Cullinan & Jeanine Richards, Koenraad Dedobbeleer, Flore Nové-Josserand, Goshka Macuga, Rita McBride, Eilis McDonald, Nathalie du Pasquier, Amalia Pica, Yelena Popova, Haim Steinbach, Gavin Wade, Nicole Wermers and Christopher Williams.

The exhibition is also articulated in relationship to, and ‘after’ radical display practices from the twentieth-century, such as Franco Albini, Lina Bo Bardi, Eileen Gray, Herbert Bayer, Adolf Krischanitz, Frederick Kiesler, El Lissitzky and Carlo Scarpa; these approaches will be presented through methods of reconstruction, re-enactment, modelling, mirroring, copying and upcycling.