Wilfredo Prieto Garcia
Jeroen de Rijke
Willem de Rooij
Episode 3. Who if not we should at least try to imagine the future of all this? 7 episodes on (ex)changing Europe. An exhibition and a series of discussions, screenings, and performances on hospitality and migration. The exhibition is on view at two locations: BAK and Centraal Museum-Post CM. The project examines the issue of hospitality in relation to a topic of major global, political, and moral consequence today: migration.
episode 3 of Who if not weâ€¦?,
Who if not we should at least try to imagine the future of all this? 7 episodes on (ex)changing Europe
Utrecht - BAK, basis voor actuele kunst presents the multi-faceted project Cordially Invited, an exhibition and a series of discussions, screenings, and performances on hospitality and migration. The exhibition is on view at two locations: BAK, Lange Nieuwstraat 4 and Centraal Museumâ€”Post CM, Agnietenstraat 2, Utrecht. The opening takes place on Saturday 30 October 2004 at 20.00 hours at BAK. The project will take place through 31 December 2004.
Cordially Invited examines the issue of hospitality in relation to a topic of major global, political, and moral consequence today: migration. The project explores these issues through the notion of a cordial invitation, understood here as a symbolic tool which can be used to negotiate between two imaginary, unattainable ideals: the unrestricted right to move across political and economic boundaries, and the unqualified acceptance such rights imply.
The exhibition Cordially Invited presents works by twenty-one international artists, artistsâ€™ collectives, and cultural producers: Francis AlÃ¿s, Academic Training Group, JoÅ¾e BarÅ¡i, Otto Berchem, Monica Bonvicini, Mona Hatoum, JÃºlius Koller, JiÃ¸Ã Kovanda, Denisa LehockÃ¡, Mapping Worlds, Nomads & Residents, Roman OndÃ¡k, Boris OndreiÃ¨ka, Amalia Pica, Wilfredo Prieto GarcÃa, Marko Raat, Mindaugas Ratavicius/Giedrius Kumetaitis, Jeroen de Rijke/Willem de Rooij, Ene-Liis Semper, Monika Sosnowska, and Felix Gonzalez-Torres; and is curated by Gerardo Mosquera and Maria Hlavajova.
Each Wednesday and Sunday discussions, screenings, and performances take place in collaboration with Nomads & Residents, Prince Claus Fund, and IDFA (International Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam,). The program compiled by Nomads & Residents consists of works on view (by Pablo Helguera, Lisl Ponger, Dan and Lia Perjovschi, Vangelis Vlahos and Grenzeloos Kijken, Stichting Kunst en Cultuur Zuid-Holland), a series of meetings (with Mariana Celac, Calin Dan, Lisl Ponger, Ruxandra Balaci, Charles Esche, Raimundas Malasauskas, Marko Raat, Dan and Lia Perjovschi, Julika Rudelius, Geert Mul, Pablo Helguera, Jelena Vesic, Brett Bloom, Monika Wucher, and Kees Bleichrodt), and an archive of magazines and books about and from Central and Eastern Europe.
A project guide has been published on the occasion of the project and is available at both venues (â‚¬ 3).
The project is realized in collaboration with Prince Claus Fund, The Hague, Centraal Museum, Utrecht and IDFA (International Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam). Cordially Invited is the third episode of the visual art program Who if not we...? 7 episodes on (ex)changing Europe, and is realized within the framework of Thinking Forward, the cultural program on the occasion of the Dutch presidency of the European Union.
The project is realized with financial contributions by: Thinking Forward, the cultural program on the occasion of the Dutch Presidency of the EU, 2004; Treaty of Utrecht 2013; VSBfonds; NCDO, Amsterdam; The Czech Centre, The Hague; Embassy of the Republic of Poland, The Hague.
opening 30 October at 20.00 hrs. Venues: BAK & Centraal Museum.
Image: Light Sentence 1992
Mixed media, dimensions variable
MusÃ©e national d'art moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou
Â© Courtesy the artist and Jay Jopling/White Cube (London)
Photo: MusÃ©e national d'art moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou
BAK & Centraal Museum
Lange Nieuwstraat 4
NL-3512 PH Utrecht