FELICITAS ROHDEN
 
 
 
 
 

 


Valérie Mannaerts, You’ve got to be prepared if you want to try and be spontaneous, 2009 mixed media installation, courtesy: Elisa Platteau & Cie Galerie, photo: Ivo Faber

Crossroads

16th April – 29th May2011
curated by Felicitas Rohden for KIT - Kunst im Tunnel, Duesseldorf, Germany

With Fia Cielen, Hedwig Houben, Anouk Kruithof, Ives Maes, Valérie Mannaerts, Dennis Tyfus, Rinus Van de Velde, Freek Wambacq

 

Within the respective art scenes of Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Antwerp, Brussels and Ghent, an internationally renowned generation of artists has emerged in recent years. The mobility and openness of the participating artists coalesce with awareness for the artistic traditions of their native lands, Belgium and the Netherlands. Both strands are united in „Crossroads“, an exhibition curated for KIT – Kunst im Tunnel by German/Belgian artist Felicitas Rohden and Gertrud Peters. The exhibition itself is the result of an artistic view of the artworks themselves – a view form within art itself and directed at the works from the outside. It is an intuitive view, deriving both from the direct engagement with art and the eschewal of a theoretical superstructure.
Astrid Wege has conducted interviews with each participating artist for the catalogue - the conversations themselves admirably demonstrating beyond the pictorial representations themselves, how well „Crossroads“ functions at KIT as an intersection of sculpture, drawing, photography, performance, and music.


Freek Wambacq, Indiana Jones, 2011
table, red cabbage, hand saw, concrete slabs, 97 x 220 x 100 cm
photo: Ivo Faber


Fia Cielen, Myths of the Near Future, 2011
mixed media installation, wood, glass, turf, spraypaint, spiderweb, spider,
172 x 126 x 81,5 cm, photo: Ivo Faber

Valérie Mannaerts, You’ve got to be prepared if you want to try and be spontaneous, 2009
mixed media installation, courtesy: Elisa Platteau & Cie Galerie
photo: Ivo Faber


Ives Maes, UK Pavilion (Shanghai Expo 2010), 2011
photo installation, 170 x 700 x 15 cm
photo: Ivo Faber


Hedwig Houben, Six possibilities for a sculpture III, 2011
multi media installation, DVD-player, table, modeling clay,
160 x 70 x 20 cm, photo: Ivo Faber

Freek Wambacq, Braille – Malevich, 2010
embossed printing op paper, 38,3 x 78,9 x 3 cm
photo: Ivo Faber