A Constructed World
Allora & Calzadilla
Ang Song Ming
Bik Van der Pol
Ho Rui An
Ho Sin Tung
Kwan Sheung Chi
Joao Vasco Paiva
Willem de Rooij
Leung Chi Wo
Story Where A Part Becomes A Part Of Something Else. It is a group exhibition with works by more than 40 international artists. How much translation is needed to bring out relations between works created by different artists? If everything is connected, what is the shared connective language?
curated by Heman Chong and Samuel Saelemakers
How can one work of art moderate another one? Can an audience become a moderator of the works on view? How much translation is needed to bring out meaningful relations between works created by different artists? If everything is connected, what is the shared connective language?
The Part In The Story Where A Part Becomes A Part Of Something Else is a group exhibition with works by more than forty artists from across the globe. This exhibition marks the end of Moderation(s), a long-term program (August 2012–August 2014), initiated by the Directors of Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam and Spring Workshop in Hong Kong.
The works on view are gathered around notions such as time, duration and space (Douglas Gordon, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, On Kawara), memory and inscription (Ang Song Ming, John Cage, Sharon Hayes), transformation (Bik Van der Pol, Nicolás Lamas), pleasure (Ivan Argote, Chu Yun, Haegue Yang), and encounters (Lee Kit, Narcisse Tordoir). All of these have emerged as key concepts of investigation throughout the preceding Moderation(s) projects. The relations and transferences between the presented artworks is guided by notions such as tension, repetition, variation, and momentum, reminiscent of Contact Improvisation, a dance method developed by choreographer Steve Paxton.
Selected Readings: Seven Views on an Exhibition
23 May–17 August
For the duration of The Part In The Story Where A Part Becomes A part Of Something Else, Witte de With invites seven guest moderators to give a "reading" or interpretative tour of the exhibition. Throughout the summer, moderated public tours of the exhibition will be given by Lorenzo Benedetti (Director, de Appel arts centre, Amsterdam), Oscar van den Boogaard (novelist and Director of the HISK, Ghent), Ann Demeester (Director, Frans Hals Museum, De Hallen, Haarlem), Chris Fitzpatrick (Director, Objectif Exhibitions, Antwerp), Christina Li (curator, writer, and witness to the Moderation(s) program, Amsterdam and Hong Kong), Marnie Slater (artist and writer, Brussels), and Steven ten Thije (research curator, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven).
Josine Sibum-Siderius or Angélique Kool, +31 (0)10 411 01 44, firstname.lastname@example.org
Opening 22th May from 5pm to 8pm
Witte de With,
Witte de Withstraat 50, Rotterdam
Admission price: € 6,00. Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.