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.
Sherida Kuffour’s ‘Chasing Lizards… And Other Memories’ explores how memories constitute a default thinking structure and program us. Today the idea of a personal and collective memory archive indeed is more topical than ever. To what extent are we able to affect that archive?
Liene Pavlovska and Gauthier Chambry scrutinize how spaces define behaviour, social interaction and power structures, on individual as much as political levels. How can spaciousness be stretched to allow for alternative thinking modes to emerge?
Such conceptual spaces will be probed further, among others, by Eva Susova’s investigation to the resonating potential of perception and the power of staging; by Angelo Custódio who embraces embodiments of otherness; and by Nagare Willemsen who re-thinks object-based functionality and meaning.
Léon Kruijswijk is freelance curator, producer and editor with a specific interest in socio-political art, addressing themes as identity, gender, sexuality, post-colonialism as well as art and its institutions. He has worked a.o. for Galerie Ron Mandos, Framer Framed, NEVERNEVERLAND, Sociëteit SEXYLAND and De School Amsterdam.