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
Group exhibition with: Amélie Bouvier, Benoit Felix, Filipe Felizardo, João Fonte Santa, Marjolijn Dijkman, Marcin Dudek, Mattia Denisse, Musa Paradisiaca – Eduardo Guerra & Miguel Ferrão, Roeland Tweelinckx
Curated by: Eduardo Matos
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.
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, in a cabinet titled Vertigo. This exhibition presents the first series of two cabinets where contemporary art works are installed in relation to specific works of De Boeck.
Participating artists: Marjolijn Dijkman and Sofie Muller (Cabinets #1) / Stéphanie Leblon and Ruth van Haren Noman (Cabinets #2)