Drie Kunstenaars

16 oktober 2018
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16 oktober om 17.00 presenteren Athenaeum Boekhandel & Nieuwscentrum de etalagetentoonstellingen van drie kunstenaars – Nora Turato, Hillie de Rooij en NXS – die in de weken rondom de 16de te bezichtigen zullen zijn.

Gepaard met de presentatie van de etalages vieren we tijdens de borrel het verschijnen van Laten we hard praten en veel lachen – de nieuwe publicatie van fotografe Hillie de Rooij – met een optreden van Syrisch dichter Bakr al Jaber, en het verschijnen van de nieuwe publicatie Pool 2 van kunstenares Nora Turato.

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Tijdens de presentatie zullen de gelanceerde publicaties, net als het huidige nummer en back issues van het magazine NXS verkrijgbaar zijn.

Over Laten we hard praten en veel lachen

‘The project ‘Laten we hard praten en veel lachen – ‘فلنرفع أصواتنا عالياً ونقهقه ’ consist of poems and photography. Together they tell the story about living in between the values of home and the western society. It is a collaboration between a Syrian poet Bakr al Jaber and a Dutch photographer Hillie de Rooij. By focusing on short stories and quick flashes ‘Laten we hard praten en veel lachen” is trying to turn something personal into something general that everyone can connect with.’

Over Pool 2

'Time-capsuling a full year of memes, catch-phrases, and oversharing collected mainly online, Turato’s book records and reshuffles a particular “now” in contemporary culture. Visually taking cue from health warnings on tobacco packaging, bold white sans-serif text bites are soaked into black boxes—creating a seemingly endless dark pool swallowing the patch-worked words. Using this gloomy word-base of newspeak as both literal dictionary and physical backdrop for her restless walk and logorrhea, Turato will perform on a daily basis. With the time of her act defining UKS’ opening hours, the display is to be experienced live-only, in-time—or, alternatively, by bringing home the frozen visual archive: the book-as-exhibition.'

Over NXS

‘NXS creates its content by building a network of contributors and their writings or visualisations. Each of them is asked to reflect and comment on a previous contribution. NXS takes the form of a cross-platform structure with exhibitions, performances, lectures and a biannual publication as its core. It searches for personal viewpoints, experiences and stories on relevant topics around digital technology, as a way to make them more tangible and more accessible to an audience that reaches beyond artists, designers, and theorists.’

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MINDBOOKSATH : athenaeum