features 16.04.12 Jolien Verlaek
Charles Atlas has made films and videos for over forty years, mainly operating in the New York underground and dance scene. Lately his popularity in the art world is increasing, with projects at Tate Modern, The New Museum, this year's Whitney Biennial and, on view until June 3rd, the exhibition Discount Body Parts at De Hallen in Haarlem.
Six fragments of the live show video artist Chris Cunningham performed at the STRP festival in Eindhoven on November 18th, 2010. Cunningham recently premiered his first video in four years at the MoMA in New York and is now working on his first audiovisual album.
Rabih Mroué in BAK
reviews 22.07.10 Nat Muller
BAK, basis voor actuele kunst
21/05/10 - 01/08/10
Witness, narrator, chronicler, participant and agent. In I, the Undersigned, Rabih Mroué's first solo-exhibition as a visual artist, he questions the role of the artist in the charged context of post-war Lebanon, focusing on the political and historical amnesia.
SMART Project Space
20/03/10 - 02/05/10
Today (March 20th) sees the opening of Between two ITs, an exhibition by Garrett Phelan (Dublin, 1965) in SMART Project Space, which explores ‘the space between believing in and not believing’ (Phelan), using diverse media such as radio broadcasts, video, photography and sculpture.
reviews 24.09.09 Tessa Verheul
Whitney Museum for American Art
25/06/09 - 11/10/09
The exhibition Dan Graham: Beyond at the Whitney Museum of American Art offers an overview of the impressive oeuvre of New York based artist Dan Graham. Graham is the third artist – after Gordon Matta-Clark and Lawrence Weiner – to be honoured with such a retrospective as part of a collaboration between the Whitney Museum in New York and the MOCA in Los Angeles.
Dutch pavilion: Fiona Tan
13/07/09 Erik van Tuijn
Fiona Tan’s international career took off when Okwui Enwezor presented her at Documenta 11 as an artist capable of handling identity and background in a form that is both political and poetic. This summer, her exhibition at the Dutch pavilion in Venice, entitled Disorient, may well prove Enwezor right.
A Look at the Lives of the Puppets
Videos by Jos De Gruyter & Harald Thys
08/06/09 Christophe Van Eecke
The video Het Fregat (The Frigate) was one of the big hits of the recent Berlin Biennial and the Un-scene exhibition at Wiels, in Brussels. This bizarre spectacle in which actors act out different tableaux vivants around a small replica of a frigate in each scene is typical of the irony in which Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys comment on human social exchange. For the Belgian artist team, humankind is a display dummy, a marionette in a banal and mundane drama that keeps repeating itself.