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Artists: David Bernstein and Kim David Bots
Conspatulation – performance by David Bernstein

On Wednesday 29 January a temporary work will be added to the presentation by Kim David Bots in the form of the performance 'Conspatulation' by David Bernstein. Free food will be served, both vegetarian and vegan. Doors open at 18:00 hrs.

'Conspatulation is about spatulating together.'
Conspatulation while you ingest tacos and quesadillas.'
So come flip, extend, and allow cheesy tortilla matter to filter through you.'

Since October last year, works of different artists have been appearing bi-weekly in the reception area and the former Ondertussen space of Stroom, slowly growing into a presentation. The contributors up to now are: George Rippon, Anna Zacharoff, Joost Krijnen, Viktor Hachmang, Jelena Vanoverbeek, Bernice Nauta, Eliane Bots and Jeannette Slütter.

For this project Kim David Bots invited artists to present small, sometimes almost invisible, gestures or works that were used in the process of making other work.

This project is part of a series initiated by Stroom aiming to stretch the parameters of the former Ondertussen presentations, focusing more on collaboration, dialogue and experiment.

30 Jan – 19.00 – 22.00
Artist: Oscar Peters
Opening VOLTA

This winter Nest and the Electriciteitsfabriek present VOLTA, where artist Oscar Peters will build a lively world where popular entertainment and macabre spectacles are applauded.

Artist: Juliette Blightman
The Year of the Rat, a lecture perfomance

Page Not Found is honored to host celebrated artist Juliette Blightman for a lecture-performance, at the occasion of their second anniversary. "The Year of the Rat" follows "The Year of the Pig" (Kölnischen Kunstverein, 2018), "The Year of the Cock" (UDK Berlin, 2017) and "The Year of the Monkey" (ArtCenter, Los Angeles, 2017). Blightman's on-going PhD at the Royal College of Arts (London) is a practice-based investigation into the boundaries of domestic space, creative production, and gender. Her thesis aims to cohere as an autobiographical account of her experience, read in parts during her performative lectures, which incorporate other artists' works and films, along with her own.

Juliette Blightman (b. 1980, UK) lives and works in Berlin. She studied at Central Saint Martins and Byam Shaw School of Art. Working with various media and forms her films, drawings, performances, installations and texts draw an exploration on the ordinariness of everyday life and its ritualised dimensions, the notions of radical subjectivity and the personal and public spheres of life. Her work evokes moments of shared intimacy between friends and reminds the viewer that art and everyday life always happen alongside each other.

Blightman’s solo exhibitions include Femme Maison, Felix Gaudlitz, Vienna, Austria (2019), ReLAtions, O-TOWN HOUSE, Los Angeles, USA (2018) Extimacy, Kunsthalle Bern (2016); Portraits and Repetition, South London Gallery (2015-16); Juliette Blightman / Ellie Epp, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe (2015); Come inside, Bitte, Eden Eden, Berlin (2015); Eden Eden Eden, Karma International LA, USA among others. Juliette Blightman is represented by Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi (Berlin) and Fons Welters Gallery (Amsterdam).

Blightman's book “Scripts, Descriptions and Essays”, published by Koenig Books in 2018, is "a fragile inventory, using lists, prose and a few pasted-in images of the artist’s performances and exhibitions in Basel, Berlin, London, New York, Vienna, etc. It’s a chronicle of an artist’s life told through a decade of transit, and the friends, relationships and experiences along the way." (Pablo Larios, Frieze Magazine, 24 December 2019)

Photo credits: Mareike Tocha

01 Feb – 17:00 – 19:30
Page Not Found turns two!

Page Not Found is delighted to invite you to celebrate their second birthday. Since the foundation was created, two years ago, almost 50 talks, readings, screenings, book launches, workshops... were organized, all aiming to bring artists' publications to a wider audience. Page Not Found received an incredible amount of interest, enthusiasm and support, and feel very grateful to their audiences!

You're very much welcome to join the team of Page Not Found for drinks and music, from 17:00. This will be the time to look back and to look forward, as their new project space will be inaugurated — doubling the size of Page Not Found, for more publications, events and workshops in 2020. And their new website will be launched!

This evening will continue with "The Year of the Rat", a performance-lecture by artist Juliette Blightman.

01 Feb – 15:00 – 17:00
Artist: Marcel Wesdorp
Finissage: Heart of Emptiness

Finissage: Heart of Emptiness

16 Feb – 15:00 – 18:00
Curated by Dirk D'herde
Artist: Werner Cuvelier
Werner Cuvelier, 1970 and beyond

In the early 1970’s Werner Cuvelier (1939, Jabbeke, Belgium) became one of the leading conceptual artists of his generation in Belgium. He came into prominence by producing a series of works – conceptualized as research – that sought to turn into visual form the « objective » data and statistical relationships that underlie the mechanics of cultural production, distribution and exchange. His ultimate goal was not the production of an image per se but, rather, the deconstruction through visual representations of the quantitative relationships behind what he called « the problem of art ».
He developed a unique artistic strategy for the organization, cataloguing and inventory of all kinds of objective data which he employed to reveal the ultimately subjective and arbitrary nature of human events. These data were presented in diagrams, book editions, photographic series or notes.
In the 1980’s, Cuvelier’s work turned towards a more painterly representation of geometric and arithmetical relationships as pure minimalist indexes. In a rich production of drawings, paintings, sculptures and conceptual works, Cuvelier moved away from his research into the mechanisms of the human world focusing, rather, on the conceptual relationships behind such mathematical constructions as the golden ratio or the Fibonacci series.
In his recent works he returns to the ‘real’ world from which he presents the objective data in a pure painterly way which, surprisingly, often reveals their underlying socio-political structures.

16 Feb – 15:00 – 17:30
Curated by Catalijn Ramakers
Artists: D.D. Trans, Gert Scheerlinck, Johan de Wit and Willy De Sauter
What We Do Not (want to) See

opening with Belgian contemporary art D.D. Trans, Gert Scheerlinck, Johan de Wit & Willy de Sauter

22 Feb – 16:00 – 19:00
Artists: Bas Lobik, David Engel and René Korten
Opening: Remembrances

David Engel (wand objecten) - René Korten (schilderijen) - Bas Lobik (schilderijen)

Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewart (1899 - 1962) was one of the first artists of the twentieth century to create an abstract body of work. He is also remembered in the form of this award – a major European prize designed to encourage young artists. The Vordemberge-Gildewart Award is now back in the Netherlands after an absence of twenty years. Ten artists from the Netherlands and Belgium have been nominated: Salim Bayri, Deborah Bowmann, Bob Eikelboom, Ricardo van Eyk, Eva Giolo, Nadia Guerroui, Sharon van Overmeiren, Emma van der Put, Dan Walwin and Charlott Weise. Their work can be seen at GEM museum of contemporary art from 22 February.

29 Feb – 15:30 – 20:00
Curated by Lua Vollaard
Artists: Adelaide Lala Tam, Jenna Sutela, Kuang-Yi Ku and Missouri Williams
Uncertainty Seminars

This edition of 'Uncertainty Seminars' deals with the theme of ‘Multispecies Miscommunication'. It focuses on chats between animals, beings, plants, and you. Join us for an afternoon of screenings, talks, banquets, quizzes, animal performances and more! Since the attempts to make celebrity dolphins part of the anglosphere, artists and scientists have found numerous ways to approach nonhuman communication: from having sheep play Shakespeare, creating a language for the future inhabitants of Mars, to analyzing the language of fossils from eras other than the Anthropocene. How can experimental practices show us different ways to live in a multispecies environment?

Program (more will follow soon):
Adelaide Lala Tam & Kuang-Yi Ku, 'The New Ultimate Imperial Feast', a very special dining experience. Jenna Sutela, 'nimiia cétiï', an audiovisual work using machine learning to generate a new written and spoken language. Missouri Williams, 'King Lear with Sheep', theatrical performance with animals.

Tickets via Eventbrite (7,50 euro ) or at the door (10,- euro).

06 Mar
Artist: Hicham Berrada

Performance of Hicham Berrada in the exhibition Fluid Desires.
Time: TBA

13 Mar – 15:00 – 18:00
Artists: Bas Lobik, David Engel and René Korten

Sound by dj.FreyDay inspired by exhibition Remembrances

21 Mar – 15:00 – 17:00
Artists: Bas Lobik, David Engel and René Korten
Finissage: Remembrances

David Engel (wand objecten) - René Korten (schilderijen) - Bas Lobik (schilderijen)