Amsterdam Art Weekend 2017 –
Loek Grootjans / Nico Dockx
Nico Dockx | ‘A Revolution A Day’ | 24 November | 12.00 – 20.00
To celebrate the release of ‘A Revolution A Day’ – a newspaper project curated and published by Nico Dockx (Belgium, 1974) in close dialogue with Hans Ulrich Obrist – the artist and C&H gallery decided to organize a special event. It features a series of lectures, performances, and artistic interventions on the idea of revolution, by Kasper Bosmans (The Netherlands, 1990), Cari Gonzalez-Casanova (Puerto Rico, 1971), Erik Hagoort (The Netherlands, 1962), Frank JMA Castelyns (Belgium, 1957), Laura Morsch-Kihn (France, 1978), JJ Peet (United States, 1973), Steve Van den Bosch (Belgium, 1975), and Albert van Westing (The Netherlands, 1960).
Loek Grootjans | ‘Vincent’s Asylum revisited’ | 25 November | OPENING: 17.00 – 19.00
‘Storage for distorted matter’ is a long-term project, begun in 2008 by Loek Grootjans (The Netherlands, 1955). It archives everything the artist leaves behind mentally and physically: his art, and everything associated with him and his world. He ‘records’ life, but confronts us with the impossibility of succeeding in this.
Grootjans has collected almost everything: his own feces, impossible masterpieces of the twenty-first century, light that Piet Mondriaan first saw when he arrived in Domburg. For ‘Vincent’s Asylum revisited’, the artist focused on gathering many different attributes connected to Vincent van Gogh.
read all about the complete program here