Public events at Bradwolff Projects
Saturday 24 November 16.00 – 17.00 hrs
‘An Open Book’ – Artist Talk and Reading
Robin Waart will be present to read from Dedication(s) and for a talk about the themes underlying the exhibition as it developed from an idea to the proposal or promise it wants to be. Concepts such as, on one hand, the intersection of old and new, past and future, and on the other hand, ‘marginal’ writing forms like footnotes, references, and addressing will be mentioned in the talk. The artist will also bring up the subject of uncharted, unmade or destroyed work: how pieces left out of the show might still be present within it in another, invisible form. Waart will reflect on the fact that the framework of any exhibition makes an artist do (?) the works, keep something for later, and think of ‘wrong’ and ‘right’ timing. During Amsterdam Art Weekend Extended opening hours: Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 November 13.00-17.00 hrs.
Saturday 15 December 16.00 – 19.00 hrs
Finissage and Talk The New Now by Johan Sonnenschein
Johan Sonnenschein (NL]) teaches Dutch Language and Literature at the University of Liège, where he is currently working on a history of the new in the poetry of The Netherlands. Sonnenschein will share some of the findings in his search of the new – in poetry, philosophy & theory. The case in focus will be the Dutch socialist poet Herman Gorter (1864-1927), who dedicated his life and works to the new, doing so in the heyday of the new: the late 19th early 20th century. His ‘neophile’ poetry raises this question: what about the new today, well into the 21st century? Is it still amongst us? To see the ‘new now’ more clearly, we will first need to find out where it comes from.
Public event at De Appel
Tuesday 13 November 20.00-22.00 hrs
The exhibition A sense of things to come at Bradwolff Projects will be prefigured by the launch of Dedication(s) at De Appel with a talk by Jan Verwoert and a conversation between Nell Donkers and Robin Waart. Window installation and Appel Archive intervention, 13 November – 15 December 2018.