Juliètte Jongma

Michiel Ceulers and Anthony Salvador

27 Sep - 01 Nov 2014

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat
27 September - 1 November 2014

Two elderly couples were enjoying friendly conversation when one of the men asked the other, "Fred, how was the memory clinic you went to last month?"

"Outstanding," Fred replied. "They taught us all the latest psychological techniques - visualisation, association - it made a huge difference for me."

"That's great! What was the name of the clinic?"

Fred went blank. He thought and thought, but couldn't remember. Then a smile broke across his face and he asked, "What do you call that red flower with the long stem and thorns?"

"You mean a rose?"

"Yes, that's it!" He turned to his wife. . ."Rose, what was the name of that clinic?"

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And yet, whether in a philosophic sense (Kant’s sense), or an empirical and evolutionary sense, judgement is the most important faculty we have. An animal, or a man, may get on very well without ‘abstract attitude’ but will speedily perish if deprived of judgement.

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Juliette Jongma is proud to announce “The man who mistook his wife for a hat”. This is the second exhibition in a series of collaborations between Michiel Ceulers and Anthony Salvador. The first exhibition took place at Mihai Nicodim gallery during their second travel to Los Angeles. Despite having their own distinct practices, these collaborations are formed by close embarked relations as roommates, friends and partners in crime. Serving as a testing ground for sculptural identity, these collaborations form a crosslinked consideration of shared interests, material, histories and lives.

Michiel Ceulers (b. 1986, Waregem, BE) lives and works in New York Recent exhibitions include 'Der Charme einer vorbeigehenden Frau steht in der Regel in direktem Verhältnis zu dem Tempo ihres Ganges' Nogueras Blanchard, Madrid (2014), 'Rien de plus qu'un théâtre d'idées fluctuantes et des échos de développements future' Arts Club, London (2014), '1986' Johann König, Berlin (2014) ’Wenn Kneipen-Debatten als Kritik zählen' Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles (2013), ‘In - Discipline’, Bonnefanten Roermond, Roermond (2013), ‘It’s Not Easy Being Green’, Schou Ort, Zurich (2013), ‘en etre ET nes pas en etre’, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, Den Haag (2013) and ‘Rasterfahndung’, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Stuttgart (2012). Anthony Salvador (b. 1983, Los Angeles, US) lives and works in Berlin. Recent exhibitions have include ‘STONEROSES’ Center, Berlin (2014), ‘Work Performance / Performance Work’ Frankfurt am Main, Berlin (2014) ‘Wenn Kneipen-Debatten als Kritik zählen' Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles (2013), ‘D’ curated group exhibition at ZweiDrei, Berlin (2013), ‘Goodbye Lukas’, AMSTEL 41, Amsterdam (2013) and ‘FAMILY MATTERS’, Le Courant, Brussels (2012).

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