research_and_destroy

W139

The Research and Destroy Department of Black Mountain College

20 Oct. – 2 Dec.
Opening 19 Oct. 9pm

W139
Warmoesstraat 139
1012 JB Amsterdam

Saar Amptmeijer, Leyla Aydoslu, Sara Bjarland, Sven Boel, Kees Boevé, Antonia Breme, Crystal Z Campbell, Melanie Ebenhoch, Johan Henning, Roderick Hietbrink, Jeroen van der Hulst, Saskia Noor van Imhoff, Katrin Kamrau, Daniel vom Keller, Bram Kinsbergen, Linda Lenssen, Mahal de Man, Tim Mathijsen, Sofia Montenegro, Xue Mu, Suat Öğüt, Marc Oosting, Olivia Alders Plessers, Thomas Raat, Daniel Rödiger, Natalia Rebelo, Fabian Schröder, Rosa Sijben, Kema Spencer, Edward Clydesdale Thomson, Britt Vangenechten, Kasper de Vos, Jonas Wijtenburg, Emile Zile

For a brief moment the revolutionary ideas on art and living of Black Mountain College resonate in the spaces of W139. The work of more than 30 young conceptual artists meets in an experimental Wunderkammer, assembled by Jean Bernard Koeman, and engages in a tactile dialogue creating a performative space. The opening is this Friday at 9pm.

THE RESEARCH AND DESTROY DEPARTMENT OF BLACK MOUNTAIN COLLEGE brings together a group of bricoleurs, conceptual artists whose work share the idea of collecting. The physical shape of the work is determined by the content of their own research. The gathering, or ensemble of different ideas in literary images tells a story, and stands close to the notion of anachronism. In the exhibition mostly three-dimensional works will be presented, forming a dynamic parcours, as a forest of metonymic sculptures and images. The displaying of this anti-digital show will create new conceptual reflections between the different works. With 30+ artists the exhibition spaces of W139 will take on the temporal form of a giant cabin of curiosities, a physical embodiment of knowledge. The unforeseen encounters will be spurring new insights and fuel an active dialogue on exchange, collaboration and collection. Together, the large group of artists will have to overcome the inhuman proportions of the W139 exhibition space and engage in a spatial relationship with each other’s work, In the rear space Thomas Raat will transform the pattern of the mosaic floor of the Radio Kootwijk building into an enormous mural, making the large back wall an impressive rhythmic backdrop of repetitive ornaments.

Interventions by Rosa Sijben, Jan Hopf & Felicia von Zweigbergk
Special designed posters by Joris Kritis, Stian Adlandsvik, Asger Behncke Jacobson
Logo by Jean Bernard Koeman and Asger Behncke Jacobson, after the College logo door Josef Albers, 1933

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