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.
This series of LUNÄ Talks will specifically focus on the notion of the future investigating modes in which the idea of future is seeded in our society today. With: Ramon Amaro, Rebecca Bligh, Stephen Boyd Davis, Owen Cotton-Barrat, Caroline Edwards, Mark Fisher, Jay Griffiths, Cathy Haynes, Ken Hollings, Magda Osman, Emily Penn, Mary Margaret Rinebold, Philip Sheldrake, Murray Shanahan, Maarten Speekenbrink, Jamie Ward and many others. (Developed by Marjolijn Dijkman in collaboration with fig-2)
History Rising is a subversive and engaging study of museum display by artist Marjolijn Dijkman and curator Jes Fernie. By distancing museum objects from their support structures the project seeks to critique 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.
This book is made up of visual and written essays, an interview between the artist and curator, an inventory of works, and documentation of Dijkman’s installations in museums and galleries in the UK. These installations 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.
Editors Jes Fernie and Marjolijn Dijkman
Design by Salome Schmuki
Published by Onomatopee, Eindhoven, NL
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.