With: Jonathan Dronsfield, Ben Dawson, Gregor Moder, Oxana Timofeeva, Alexander Negrelli, Katja Diefenbach, Alan Smart, Jack Henrie Fisher, Alexi Kukuljevic, Jeff Weber, Mladen Dolar, Samo Tomcic, Udi Aloni, Anne van Leeuwen, Sami Khatib, Marjolijn Dijkman, Tzuchien Tho, Olivier Surel, Bruno Besana, Okkyung Lee, Anna-Luise Lorenz, Simone van Dijken, Jayme Yen, Kristin Posehn, Top Liste Surrealiste, Michael Lewis, Michael Weinman, Helmut Voelter, Andrea Liu, Koen Brams (in absentia), Mary Ikoniadou, Cathleen Schuster, Marcel Dickhage, Imogen Stidworthy, Karin Kihlberg, Reuben Henry, Hsiao Chen, Antonio Serna, Marc Matter, Robert M Ochshorn, Jon Krohn, Yanik Avila, Adrian Alecu, Hannes Boeck
Artists: Alexánder Apostol, Yto Barrada, Marcelo Cidade, Nathan Coley, Livia Corona, José Dávila, Marjolijn Dijkman, Gardar Eide Einarsson, Angela Ferreira, Andreas Fogarasi, Meschac Gaba, Carlos Garaicoa, Terence Gower - Pedro Reyes, Pablo Hare, Heidrun Holzfeind - Christoph Draeger, David Maljkovic, Olivia Plender, Anri Sala, Kostis Velonis
Participants: Céline Butaye, Marjolijn Dijkman, Laura Herman, Hedwig Houben, Bas Schevers, Adrien Tirtiaux, Kristof Van Gestel, Herman Van Ingelgem
This collaborative research project will explore objects and their possibilities to act as an interactive performer towards its users or audience. Performing Objects will research different ways artists can anticipate this process during the conceptualisation and the conception of their work.
History Rising is a subversive and engaging study of museum display. Viewers and participants are invited to reconsider their view of history by looking at the mechanisms museums put in place to create a sense of order and hierarchy within their collections. By distancing museum objects from their support structures History Rising forms a critique of the assumptions that are made about how things are positioned, who chooses to display them, and how the social, political and aesthetic choices that are made in the process dictate the language of display.
So far new work by Marjolijn Dijkman has been installed in two public museums (Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery and Wisbech & Fenland Museum) and an artist run space (Outpost). Dijkman’s sculptures propose strange and fantastical juxtapositions, alleviate objects from the weight of history and create links with modernism, the heritage industry and the aesthetics of sci-fi. (image: research, display at the Denny Farmland Museum)
Curated by: Jes Fernie
Organised in collaboration with amongst others: Wysing Arts Centre, Wisbech Museum, Norwich Castle Museum, Outpost, Aid & Abet, Norwich University of the Arts, Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse Denny Abbey Farmland Museum, UK
Supported by: Arts Council England & the Mondriaan Fund, The Netherlands
The first survey of its kind to explore contemporary art that focuses on ecology From land art and earthworks in the 1960s to conceptual art of the new millennium, ecology-focused art has been a prominent genre in the art world for decades. This book offers a look into the recent explosion in contemporary art that deals directly with nature, the environment, climate change, and ecology. Organized into six thematic chapters, Art & Ecology Now moves through the various levels of artists’ engagement, from those who document and reflect on nature, to those who use the physical environment as the raw material for their art, and committed activists who set out to make art that transforms both our attitudes and our habits.
Including works by: Allora & Calzadilla, Edward Burtynsky, Marjolijn Dijkman, Tue Greenfort, Hans Haacke, Eva Jospin, Nadav Kander, Yao Lu, David Maisel, Gustav Metzger, Svetlana Ostapovici, Nyaba Leon Ouedraogo, and more.
Edited by: Andrew Brown
ISBN-10: 0500239169 / ISBN-13: 978-0500239162