Mama Showroom

Don't Worry, Be Happy

22 Jan - 07 Mar 2010

© Soto Jeff

January 22nd - March 7th 2010
Opening: January 22nd 2010 19:00 - 23:00 hours

Artists: Abner Preis, AIDS-3D, Asgar/Gabriel, Constant Dullaart, Friends With You, Jeff Soto, Marijke Appelman, Merijn Hos, Ola Vasiljeva, Petra Cortright, Rafael Rozendaal, Remco Torenbosch, Richard Colman, Wayne Horse

MAMA starts 2010 with an international group exhibition on the rainbow. In Don't Worry, Be Happy this universal symbol of hope, happiness and freedom acquires a dark edge.

Various groups of people claim the rainbow as a symbol of their ideals. Jehovah's plant a flag with a rainbow in their garden featuring the text "There is hope", Greenpeace roams the oceans on their Rainbow Warrior and South Africa calls itself the Rainbow Nation. However, a symbol is nurtured because things are not yet as they should be. The search for the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow continues......

Don't Worry, Be Happy includes the work of fourteen artists. American icons Jeff Soto and Richard Colman exhibit in the Netherlands for the first time. Many works are produced especially for this exhibition. On January 22nd the show opens with work by Wayne Horse, Merijn Hos, Ola Vasiljeva and Abner Preis amongst others.

Special event during the opening at 22:00 hours → The Lovedance by Abner Preis and friends!

Thanks to: V1 Gallery (Copenhagen), Jonathan Levine Gallery (New York), Hilger Contemporary (Vienna), Galerie West (The Hague).

Tags: Aids-3D, Asgar/Gabriel, Petra Cortright, Constant Dullaart, Daniel Keller, Remco Torenbosch, Ola Vasiljeva