About Town, presents an exhibition of international video art in the Southside district, showcasing a wide variety of free night-screenings by artists from the UK and abroad, in unusual urban spaces.
New commissions inspired by their location, alongside films from Ikon’s recent programme, explore everyday city life.
The focal point in this exhibition is the contemporary interpretation of present-day culture through representations of the landscape. The works shown in Out There, 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. In addition, the exhibition reflects on the urban context where the works will be shown.
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