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DAI commends Tale of a Tub for their smart vision on HR: we are super proud of our alum, powerhouse, Isabelle Sully (DAI, 2017) who will become their new Artistic Director, while Sofie Post will be the new Business Director. With the arrival of Post and Sully, A Tale of A Tub will continue to be a ‘testing ground’ where artists and other (art) professionals are given time and space to research and engage with today’s social issues. Operating from the former bathhouse of the renowned Justus van Effencomplex in Rotterdam, A Tale of A Tub has offered a critical view of society through the lens of contemporary art since 2014. The program reflects current (inter)national developments through exhibitions, performances, conversations, (film) screenings and publications (on and offline). In a personal note Isabelle wrote to us: "I hope Tale of a Tub can be a welcoming place for all the Rotterdam DAI students". Go Isabel, we love you !
‘Pickle Bar presents' at West Den Haag is the first large-scale presentation of Slavs and Tatars' work in The Netherlands. The artist collective will bring a new commission alongside existing works addressing the politics, materiality, and volatility of language. Through Slavs and Tatars' Pickle Bar initiative, works from fifteen artists in their network will be paired with a performative program by 5 international artists ~ at DAI we are thrilled to recognise artists-alumni Afrang Nordlöf Malekian (DAI, 2022), Olga Micińska (DAI, 2018), as well as Jonas Palekas (our esteemed chef de cuisine in Nida at more than one occassion) among the contributors. "Embracing change and decay rather than avoiding them, the process of fermentation always seeks to create new living environments. In the Pickle Bar, the artists and public engage in a dialogue through anything concerning the tongue, from ingestion to speech." ~ Till: 17.03.2024
Netherlands-based Palestinian artist, and DAI alum (2018) Alaa Abu Asad’s video essay, "Wild Plants of Palestine" (2018), follows observational tours “conducted by two professors from Birzeit University to collect photos and information about Palestinian flora.” EastEast Editors Olya Korsun and Konstantin Koryagin’s conversation with the filmmaker unpacks some of its essential themes: the critical reading of photographic images, the limitations of visual representation of landscapes, the translation and mistakes that are part of creative language, and the power that beauty holds. To READ & WATCH: find the link to EastEast here. Note that the film will only be screened till December 22, 2023.