There is Absolutely No Cause for Alarm, exhibition curated by Katia Krupennikova features (a.o.) STAY - a new video-work by Jan Adriaans (DAI, 2015)

14.09.15 | tag: Amsterdam



Dear everyone,

I'm pleased to invite you to "There's Absolutely no Cause for Alarm"
an exhibition curated by Katia Krupennikova, at Taak in Amsterdam,
as part of the Unseen festival.

I'll be showing "STAY", a new video-work.

"In a garage type space, a Doberman Pinscher is repeatedly commanded to remain still. Stay moves between looking into a shop window where commodities are on display, and the image of an abattoir, a slaughterhouse. If the shop window stands for the manifest, the way the world is represented to us and the way we make a whole of ourselves by the phenomenal forming of a self, the abattoir is the scientific, the flesh and bones we really are, the self as a swarm of data, without morals or ethics. In the communication between the owner and the dog we possibly can sense the set of constraints that define our selfhood of being."

Opening 18 September 2015, 17.00 – 22.00
Opening hours: 19 – 27 September 2015, Tuesday – Sunday, 12.00-18.00

Venue: The exhibition will inhabit two spaces: De Punt and the neighboring newly opened Studio Kepler Amsterdam (Frans de Wollantstraat 82 and 84, Amsterdam)

Artists: Jan Adriaans, Ella de Burca, Aljaž Celarc, Ehsan Ul Haq, Phelim Hoey, Marge Monko, Joyce Overheul, Irina Popova, Dorian de Rijk, Victoria Ushkanova.

Vernissage: 18 September 2015, 17.00 – 22.00 

Coöperatie TAAK
Frans de Wollantstraat 84
1018 SC Amsterdam

Best wishes,

Jan Adriaans

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