A FRESH PERSPECTIVE ON THE ART SCENE IN THE NETHERLANDS ~ from November 30 till March 8, curator (and DAI tutor) Nick Aikens will bring work of two dear DAI alumni, Mercedes Azpilicueta (DAI, 2013) and Anna Dasović (DAI, 2014) together with work by DAI's returning guest advisor Quinsy Gario as well as Em’kal Eyongakpa and Mounira al Solh, in the exhibition Positions #5: Telling Untold Stories at the Van Abbe Museum .
For the fifth edition of the exhibition series Positions, the Van Abbemuseum includes new and recent work by five artists living and working in the Netherlands. These solo presentations, shown in dialogue with one another, constitute some of the most compelling artistic practices being made in the country today. With Mercedes Azpilicueta, Anna Dasović, Em’kal Eyongakpa, Mounira al Solh and Quinsy Gario.
SEEN, HEARD AND FELT
The artists in Positions #5 work with different forms of storytelling, witnessing and giving testimony. They do this in relation to forgotten, marginalised or silenced histories. These stories span nineteenth-century novels in Argentina, voices from the rivers of Cameroon or the 1969 uprisings in Curaçao. They range from deeply personal accounts to classified state documents. The stories the artist's work with are mediated through diverse and imaginative formats. Tapestries, embroidery, hand-crafted dolls and sound compositions can all be seen, heard and felt throughout the series of exhibitions. Taken together Positions #5: Telling Untold Stories invites visitors to experience and encounter stories in myriad ways.