10 NOSES AND 20 LEGS is a series of editorials interpreting the 2018 Sandberg Graduation Exhibitions and Events.
The editorials aim to give the graduates, the Main Departments and Temporary Programmes as well as visitors, professional audience and press the opportunity to get (re)introduced with the fifty-eight graduates and occurring topics and phenomena perceived amongst a new generation of artists, designers and (interior) architects from the Sandberg Instituut.
Various curators, writers and researchers are invited to first make a thematic selection of graduate work drafts. To compose an editorial text, they visit the final works and meet the graduates.
10 NOSES AND 20 LEGS participants include artist and researcher Camille Barton, Gerrit Rietveld Academie students Herman Hjorth Berge & Valter Jimi Törsleff, cultural producer Léon Kruijswijk, curator Jules van den Langenberg, art historian Julia Mullié, art critic Laurens Otto, design researcher Tamar Shafrir, curator Nienke Vijlbrief and design educator Katharina Wahl.
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THIS TIME IT’S PERSONAL: POLITICS AS AN EXPANSION OF THE SELF
Graduates mentioned: Timo Demollin, Loidys Carnero, Anastasia Kubrak, Juan Pablo Mejía, Rein Verhoef
ADJUSTING AS THE KEY TO CARRYING ON
Graduates mentioned: Alice Dos Reis, Loidys Carnero
IDENTITY POLITICS IN THE INSTITUTE
Graduates mentioned: Nagare Willemsen, Sherida Kuffour
Graduates mentioned: Tatsuhiko Togashi, Alice dos Reis, Asja Keeman, Niels Albers, Johanna Arco, Malissa Canez Sabus, Gauthier Chambry, Tom Kemp, Gijs Velsink, Cécile Tafanelli, Thom Driver, Angelo Custódio, Júlia Carvalho de Aguiar
Graduates mentioned: Sherida Kuffour, Gauthier Chambry, Angelo Custódio, Mavi Veloso, Juan Pablo Mejía
CHECK MOST RECENT CHANGES FURTHER DOWN
Graduates mentioned: Timo Demollin, Johanna Arco,
Anastasia Kubrak, Juan Pablo Mejía, Niels Albers
Graduates mentioned: Tatsuhiko Togashi, Timo Demollin, Johanna Arco, Loidys Carnero, Niels Albers, Liene Pavlovska, Juan Pablo Mejía, Asja Keeman
WHAT IS MUSIC IN A WORLD WHERE WHAT WE THINK OF AS NOISE HAS ALREADY BEEN COMPOSED?
Graduates Mentioned: Andrea López Bernal, Andy G. Vidal, Anna Laederach, Giovanni Bozzoli, Lotte Hardeman, Nagare Willemsen, Quentin Dupuy, Tom Kemp
I THINK WE ARE THE ONLY TWO LEFT IN OUR WORLD (DRAFT)
IDENTITY POLITICS (DRAFT)
In my work with the Collective Liberation Project, I explore issues relating to identity politics and generate strategies to support people who are marginalised by power structures that maintain systems of oppression including racism, sexism and transphobia. In the last year, I have done a series of trainings with staff and students at Sandberg Institute to increase diversity intiatives. Based on my interests, I have chosen to write about the work of the following Sandberg graduates: ‘Chasing Lizards… And other memories’ by Sherida Kuffour, ‘Truque-trrrah’ by Mavi Veloso and the final project of Nagare Willemsen. All three artists are making work about the politics of their identities and how they navigate this in a context in which they are viewed as “other”.
POWER STRUCTURES (DRAFT)
Selecting artists and works based on only a few images, short texts and hyperlinks is quite close to the position of the tourist. At best tourism means exploring, encountering something new. At worst, it makes anything that has a certain ‘locale’, that is idiosyncratic, only more spectacular.
BEYOND THE EMBEDDED (DRAFT)
How do we think beyond frameworks, borders, binaries, limits and language? What strategies can we use to create a deeper understanding of one another, to engage a plurality of communities, and to give room to critical voices? These and other questions on the intersection of themes such as gender, the body, human behaviour, race, migration and technology are explored by this selection of artists.
///// EYES (DRAFT)
Although many of the graduates’ pages have yet to be filled, it would already be possible to devise some red threads, tendencies or themes from what’s there. But that’s not what I’m going to do here. To me it makes more sense to approach the graduation shows as I would normally do, and that means that I will be looking for individual qualities, more precisely from the P/////AKT point of view. And that means that my main interest will go out to the Fine Arts and Dirty Arts departments as well as the Studio For Immediate Spaces.
Becoming part of an unknown creature or organism defined by its twenty-four body parts is a most welcoming approach to a journey I am invited to provide a map for.
A newly recruited night security guard at the Museum of Natural History discovers that an ancient curse causes the animals and exhibits on display to come to life and wreak havoc. I suggest visitors of the Sandberg Instituut Graduation Exhibitions and Events to experience their visit along the lines of Larry Daley´s (Ben Stiller) position in 'Night at the Museum' (2006).
After hearing many people discussing the documentary on the 11 fountains in Friesland that were recently commissioned in the context of ‘Leeuwarden Cultural Capital of Europe’, I decided to watch the first episode of that documentary. Besides a clash between people from outside and within the art world, there was a second repeating element in the documentary: the question whether or not to compromise based on the reactions, condition, and resources of your surroundings. This question is not limited to artists and their work, but is about tolerance in a much broader context.
This text emerges from an investigatory journey to Athens, where the Dirty Art Department stages their graduation show They Swore It Could Talk to Dogs in the Bageion Hotel. Synthesising the projects of the entire class, I stumbled across the multivalent notion of “default”, particularly inspired by Nagare Willemsen’s thesis The precarious body. Default takes on multiple forms.