History Rising is a subversive and engaging study of museum display in East Anglia. 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.
New work by Marjolijn Dijkman is 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.
Curated by: Jes Fernie
Organised in collaboration with: 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
Hosted by the Cameroonian artist magazine DiARTgonale, the series presents the outcome of a long-term curatorial endeavour initiated in 2010 for which Cameroonian and European artists collaboratively produce new, research-based artworks.
Contributors: Achilleka Komguen, Justine Gaga, Beate Engl, Vincent Meessen, Lionel Manga, Patrick Wokmeni, Nicolas & Rose Eyidi, Meschac Gaba, Didier Schaub, Bisi Silva, Koyo Kouoh, Em'kal Eyongakpa, Joachim Oelsner-Adam, Stefaan Dheedene, Annette Schemmel, Marjolijn Dijkman, Amélie Bouvier and Bathilde Maestracci
Slow Space Bjørvika is a programme of public art projects, events & publications, set to unfold in Bjørvika, Oslo’s former container port, over the next four years. Challenging preconceptions about the forms and timespan of conventional public artworks, the programme promises a new approach to working with artists in sites of regeneration.
Curated by: Claire Doherty (Situations)
Participating artists: Heather & Ivan Morrison, Katie Paterson, Future Farmers, Toril Johannessen & Marjolijn Dijkman
A publication, edited/curated by Zoë Mendelson and published by And Publishing, will include articles, artworks and fiction. Alongside This Mess is a Place's own collaborators from psychiatric and archival fields there will be contributions of artistic projects from Jim Bay (UK); Michel Blazy (FR); Carrie M Becker (USA); Marjolijn Dijkman (NL); Nat Goodden (UK), Jefford Horrigan (UK), Catrin Huber (UK); Dean Hughes (UK); Verity Jane Keefe (UK); Mierle Laderman Ukeles (USA); Florence Peake (UK); Michael Samuels (UK); Kathryn Spence (USA); Robin Waart (NL); Julian Walker (UK) and Laura White (UK) among others.
The film programme Constructed Sceneries explores the different ways in which artists use cinematic apparatus to re-contextualize and challenge standard perspectives of public surroundings. With work of: Jan Dibbets, Marjolijn Dijkman and Amir Yatziv
Curated by: High&Low Bureau