De Appel

For the blind man in the dark room looking for the black cat that isn't there

13 Feb - 28 Mar 2010

© David William
"Towards an Intuitive Understanding of the Fourth Dimension (continued)", 2009
Development of game, various materials.
FOR THE BLIND MAN IN THE DARK ROOM LOOKING FOR THE BLACK CAT THAT ISN'T THERE

de Appel Boys' School, Eerste Jacob van Campenstraat 59

13 Feb — 28 Mar 2010
Opening: 12 February, 6 pm

Participating artists e.g.:
Anonymous, Dave Hullfish Bailey (US), Marcel Broodthaers (BE), Bryssinck en Peeters (BE), Patrick van Caeckenbergh (BE), Sarah Crowner (US), Mariana Castillo Deball (MX), Eric Duyckaerts (BE), Ayse Erkmen (TU), Hans-Peter Feldmann (DE), Peter Fischli & David Weiss (CH), gerlach en koop (NL), Rachel Harrison (US), Giorgio Morandi (IT), Matt Mullican (US), Bruno Munari (IT), Nashashibi/Skaer (UK), Falke Pisano (NL), Jimmy Raskin (US), Frances Stark (US), Rosemarie Trockel (DE) and David William (US/UK)

Curated by Anthony Huberman, chief curator of the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (US), i.c.w. Ann Demeester (BE)

On the occasion of the inauguration of the new exhibition venue ‘de Appel Boys’ School’ on the Eerste Jacob van Campenstraat 59 in Amsterdam, de Appel presents “For the blind man in the dark room looking for the black cat that isn’t there”.
This group exhibition celebrates the experience of curiosity and speculation as a form of knowledge. In that spirit, the contributing artists each pursue a better understanding of the world, but also insist that an artwork isn't an explanation and that art is not a code that has to be unlocked.


Events in the context of the Exhibition:

13 Febr. From 7 pm onwards:
Lecture by curator Anthony Huberman
Performance by Bryssinck & Peeters

21 February and 21 March, 5 pm
Free Guided Tours throughout the exhibition

28 March Finissage
2pm. Mariana Castillo Deballs 'piñata bashing ceremony';
3pm. Guided tour of the exhibition;
4pm. Sunday school: one work from the exhibition becomes the subject of a close reading by a professional
 

Tags: Dave Hullfish Bailey, Marcel Broodthaers, Patrick Van Caeckenbergh, Sarah Crowner, Mariana Castillo Deball, Eric Duyckaerts, Ayse Erkmen, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Rachel Harrison, Gerlach En Koop, Giorgio Morandi, Matt Mullican, Bruno Munari, Nashashibi/skaer, Falke Pisano, Jimmy Raskin, Nashashibi / Skaer, Frances Stark, Rosemarie Trockel, Fischli & Weiss