20 leading contemporary artists from all over the world have been invited by Museum De Lakenhal to share their vision on today’s globalized world. To do so, they will exhibit new or existing work that has been inspired by the extensive collections of Leiden’s many museums. With: Georges Adéagbo, Mark Dion, Marjolijn Dijkman, Romuald Hazoumè, Meshac Gaba, Simryn Gill, Mona Hatoum, Tsang Kin-Wah, Rivane Neuenschwander, Lucy Orta & Jorge Orta, Raqs Media Collective, Batoul S’Himi, Andrea Stultiens, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Tintin Wulia, Ghana Think Tank, Taryn Simon, Chen Zhen
The program and event series Facts & Fiction inquires into the representation and perception of disasters and dystopias: Why is it that the contemporary arts—from Hollywood to the fine arts and literature—are much more interested in catastrophes than in a vision of happiness? What makes the apocalypse so thrilling? Why are we so fascinated by the aesthetic of cataclysms and natural spectacles? What does an analysis of these images reveal, and what can we offer in reply to them? With: Allora & Calzadilla, Yael Bartana, Christoph Draeger, Guy Ben-Ner, Marjolijn Dijkman, Omer Fast, Jonathan Horowitz, Ho Tzu Nyen, Gabriel S. Moses, Oliver Ressler.
Theatrum Orbis Terrarum is an ever-expanding collection of photographs, assembled since 2005, that observe how people organise their living environments across the world.
Art+Climate=Change 2015 is a festival of climate change related arts and ideas will include over 20 curated exhibitions at alongside a series of keynote lectures and public forums featuring local and international guests. These stimulating events will attract a broad audience and provide a clear space for the discussion of the challenges and opportunities, impacts and solutions, arising from climate change.
The Present is Now Appearing will be presented with works by Felix de Boeck, a Belgian modernist avant-garde artist. This exhibition is the first Cabinet where contemporary art works are installed in relation to specific works of the Boeck. During the exhibition the upcoming publication 'History Rising', published by Onomatopee, will be introduced alongside the other upcoming launches this year. History Rising is an engaging study of museum display, conceived and developed by Marjolijn Dijkman and curator Jes Fernie.
On the contemporary interpretation of present-day culture through representations of the landscape. The works presented make clear how we look at the landscape, how the definition of a landscape through technique and media is stretched and how we use the landscape as metaphor for current issues, be they social, political or aesthetic. Barbara Visser, Carlos Irijalba, Dan Walwin, David Claerbout, Marjolijn Dijkman, Pauline Bastard, Greta Alfaro, Juul Kraijer, Marnix Goossens, Anika Schwarzlose, amongst others.