Dave Beech & Mark Hutchinson
Het Blauwe Huis
Isabel Nolan Harold Offeh
Manuel Saiz Savage
Happenstance. An evolving exhibition as a work of art in progress, it posits exhibition-making as a form of artistic practice where the accumulation of actors and actions co-produce a single co-habited exhibition form. Works overlap with one another, with the dislay completed on-site by artists using the exhibition space as their space of production, whilst considering the show as a collaborative structure that facilitates a space of co-habitation, critical responsiveness and of cooperative exchange.
Dave Beech & Mark Hutchinson | David Blandy | Het Blauwe Huis with M2M radio | Kathrin
Böhm Nina Canell | Oriana Fox | Freee | General Idea | Jaime Gili | Clare Goodwin | Lothar
Götz | Tod Hanson | Toby Huddlestone | Tellervo Kalleinen - Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen | Cyril
Lepetit | Ronan McCrea | Jonathan Mosley & Sophie Warren | Jem Noble | Isabel Nolan
Harold Offeh | Mark Orange | Eduardo Padilha | Garrett Phelan | Sarah Pierce | Manuel Saiz
Savage | temporarycontemporary | Richard Venlet | Robin Watkins | Lawrence Weiner |
Matt White | Mick Wilson
Coalesce film programme
Ursula Biemann & Angela Sanders | Jakup Ferri | Esra Ersen | Adla Isanovic | Helmut & Johanna Kandl | Tadej Pogacar and the P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E Museum of Contemporary Art | Marko Raat selected by B + B
Special opening event: musical performance by Irish music research group TradFutures@W2.0, organized by Mick Wilson. TradFutures@W2.0 consist of Nollaig Ó Fiongháile, Brian Ó hUiginn, Patrick Daly and Bill Wright.
‘Coalesce’ is the title of an evolutionary exhibition project, initiated by curator Paul O’Neill (Bristol) in 2003. ‘Coalesce: Happenstance’ at SMART Project Space is the final version of the project and is the culmination of O’Neill’s past six years of research and development into the possibility of an exhibition as a form of co-production between multiple agencies. Artists from previous editions (in the United Kingdom, Ireland and Spain) are gathered together for this large cumulative show. ‘Coalesce: Happenstance’ provides the first major exhibition of O'Neill's work in the Netherlands. An evolving exhibition as a work of art in progress, it posits exhibition-making as a form of artistic practice where the accumulation of actors and actions co-produce a single co-habited exhibition form. O'Neill has invited a vibrant selection of artists to take part in his project as co-producers to develop new work in response to each other, and to the overall exhibition structure and concept. Works overlap with one another, with the exhibition completed on-site by artists using the exhibition space as their space of production, whilst considering the exhibition as a collaborative structure that facilitates a space of co-habitation, critical responsiveness and of cooperative exchange.
By exploring and articulating both formal and conceptual similarities, Coalesce is an inter-mingling of individual works operating at different spatio-temporalities from fast track to slower durational works. Taking the conceptual-form of a pictorial plane, the exhibition moves through three principal categories of organisation, with the Background, Middle-ground and the Foreground coalescing with one another. The conceptual basis of ‘Coalesce’ is the complex interaction between the artists and the gallery space, and the manner in which this develops while researching the usual modes of occupation of specific exhibition spaces. The final result dependant on the interaction, and many spaces of dialogue are created between the works, the space of the gallery and the audience. ‘Coalesce’ is also specific in that one of its premises is to closely collaborate with other curators and institutions that are invited to respond to the concept of the project. SMART Project Space has invited Belgian artist Richard Venlet as a newcomer to the project with a newly commissioned work for the exhibition.
Opening Saturday 10 January 2009, 21.00 hrs
Smart Project Space
Arie Biemondstraat 105-113 - Amsterdam
Mon – Sat 12.00 – 22.00 hrs, Sun 14.00 – 22.00 hrs