Witte de With

Wendelien van Oldenborgh

17 Jun - 20 Aug 2017

Exhibition overview Cinema Olanda: Platform
with Quinsy Gario, ROET IN HET ETEN (2012-2017)
Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam 2017
Photographer: Kristien Daem
Exhibition overview Cinema Olanda: Platform
with The Black Archives on Tour, a project by New Urban Collective
Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam 2017
Photographer: Kristien Daem
WENDELIEN VAN OLDENBORGH
Cinema Olanda: Platform
17 June – 20 August 2017

Curators: Lucy Cotter, Natasha Hoare, Defne Ayas, Wendelien van Oldenborgh


Participants: Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA) , Tessa Boerman, Lucy Cotter, Quinsy Gario, Charl Landvreugd, Wayne Modest, New Urban Collective, Wendelien van Oldenborgh, First Things First

Witte de With transforms into an adaptable platform for groups and individuals who have informed Cinema Olanda, artist Wendelien van Oldenborgh and curator Lucy Cotter’s presentation in the Dutch pavilion of the 57th Venice Biennale 2017. A series of changing presentations and six weeks of public events will be programmed by Quinsy Gario (Artist, Poet), Charl Landvreugd (Artist, Curator, Writer), Patricia Pisters and Esther Peeren (ASCA, University of Amsterdam), New Urban Collective (Jessica de Abreu, Mitchell Esajas), and First Things First (Katayoun Arian; Curator, Researcher, Writer, Louise Autar; Activist, Organiser, Max de Ploeg, Activist, Cultural & Political Programmer).

Cinema Olanda: Platform is an ever-evolving exhibition incorporating a six-week long dedicated program of live events that extends Wendelien van Oldenborgh and curator Lucy Cotter’s presentation at the 57th Venice Biennale. It forms the most extensive manifestation of their wider collaborative project that ‘brings home’ the exhibition’s questions surrounding the Netherlands’ (inter)national image vis-à-vis current transformations in the Dutch cultural and political landscape. Cinema Olanda: Platform at Witte de With not only brings Van Oldenborgh and Cotter’s presentation in Venice to a full circle, it is also a homecoming for the Rotterdam-based artist.

Artists and activists who appear in Van Oldenborgh’s new films for Venice are among those invited to guest-program a six weeks series of events at Witte de With. Cinema Olanda: Platform includes special live broadcasts of ‘Roet in Het Eten’, Quinsy Gario’s talk show, film screenings and talks curated by the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA), and an ongoing archive-making endeavor for The Black Archives by New Urban Collective, alongside contributions from Tessa Boerman (Film Director), and Wayne Modest (Head of the Research Center for Material Culture, Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen). Participating groups and individuals are invited to use the institution as a further site of production for existing projects, which are presented together with film installations by Van Oldenborgh in an exhibition scenography designed to adapt and mutate dependent on the needs of each activity.
 

Tags: Defne Ayas, Natasha Hoare, Wendelien van Oldenborgh