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San Serriffe with Otto Berchem, Louis Lüthi and Cannon Magazine

This Friday, September 21st at 6–9 p.m. art book shop San Serriffe opens at its new and permanent location, Sint Annenstraat 30, Amsterdam.

To celebrate the opening we show the work ‘It’s Our Party’ by Otto Berchem (USA, 1967). The installation is a festive display of streamer pennants that makes use of a chromatic alphabet created by Berchem, inspired by the writings of Jorge Adoum and Vladimir Nabokov, Peter Saville’s designs for the first three New Order albums, and the condition of synesthesia.

San Serriffe is proud to present two new publications on the occasion of the opening:
— ‘Infant A’ by Louis Lüthi
‘Infant A’ recounts a fictitious meeting between the protagonist and Ulises Carrión, the Mexican artist and bookmaker who was based in Amsterdam during the 1970s and 80s; their conversation revolves around the poetic potential of a single letter and two books with single-letter titles in particular: Andy Warhol’s a and Louis Zukofsky’s “A.” This is the third installment of The Social Life of the Book, a quarterly subscription-based series of texts about the contemporary state of the book at all stages of its production and consumption, edited by castillo/corrales and published by its imprint Paraguay Press.

— ‘Cannon Magazine No.2’ by Phil Baber
Cannon Magazine No.2, titled “It is possible, possible, possible. It must be possible.”
With content from Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Francis Ponge, Rainer Maria Rilke, Peter Handke, Heinrich von Kleist, Robert Walser, Jean-Philippe Toussaint, Petr Král, Emily Dickinson, William Faulkner, Wallace Stevens, Alberto Caeiro, Thomas Bernhard, and Friedrich Hölderlin. Conceived, edited, and designed by Phil Baber.

San Serriffe will be open weekly from Thursday to Saturday from 12 –7.

You Are Not Alone (BACC)

“When you share, you are not alone”.
Han Nefkens
Founder and President of the ArtAids Foundation

If you missed it in Barcelona or Vigo, here’s your chance to catch it in Bangkok.

This time with some new artists thrown into the mix. Even a new piece by yours truly.

You Are Not Alone
BACC, Bangkok
March 17, 2012 – May 20, 2012

You Are Note Alone (MARCO)

“When you share, you are not alone”.
Han Nefkens
Founder and President of the ArtAids Foundation

If you missed it in Barcelona, here’s your chance to catch it in Vigo.

You Are Not Alone
MARCO, Vigo
October 21, 2011 – January 22, 2012

Opening on Friday, October 21st.

You Are Not Alone

You Are Not Alone
Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona
July 1 – September 18 2011

Opening: on Thursday, June 30 at 7.30 PM

“When you share, you are not alone”.
Han Nefkens
Founder and President of the ArtAids Foundation

The Fundació Joan Miró and the ArtAids Foundation present You Are Not Alone, an exhibition curated by Hilde Teerlinck, director of FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais/Dunkerque and Irene Aristizábal. The exhibition has the support and involves the collaboration of Mr Han Nefkens and is sponsored by Fundació Banc Sabadell.

You are not alone is intended to prompt reflection on the discrimination and stigmatisation to which, even today, AIDS sufferers are subject. Although medical advances have increased the expectancy and quality of life of sufferers, at least in the developed world, this progress has not been reflected in a reduction in the social rejection they experience.

Social and collective initiatives can overcome false perceptions and habits arising from ignorance and prejudice, and art can help to change views and attitudes.

In You are not alone, 14 artists from around the world help to fight stigmatisation by reappraising the causes, consequences and current context of Aids as well as the ways of fighting it. The works in the exhibition offer a vision of Aids from the perspective of different countries on different continents, all of which suffer the illness to a greater or lesser intensity. These visions will help raise awareness among viewers of the need to exchange knowledge and experiences in order to fight the illness and prejudice both openly and fearlessly.

The ArtAids Foundation has produced works specifically designed for the exhibition by nine internationally acclaimed artists whose work does not generally approach the subject of Aids. The selected artists are: Deimantas Narkevicius (Lithuania), Latifa Echakhck (Morocco), Danh Vo (Denmark/Vietnam), Christodoulos Panayiotou (Cyprus), Lorena Zilleruelo (Chile), Lucy & Jorge Orta (UK and Argentina), Antoni Miralda (Spain) and Elmgreen & Dragset (Denmark and Norway).

The new works will be presented with a selection of pieces recently incorporated in the ArtAids collection by David Goldblat (South Africa), Otto Berchem (United States), Sutee Junavichayanont (Thailand), Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook (Thailand) and Juul Hondlus (the Netherlands).

The work of Matthew Darbyshire (United Kingdom), intended to provide a space for reflection about Aids, is presented at the end of the exhibition. The room recalls the approach to the subject in the nineteen-eighties and -nineties by artists such as Group Material and by Aids awareness campaigns. A view of the illness by Pepe Espaliú, a Spanish artist who died from Aids in 1993, appears by way of an introduction.

Through this exhibition, Fundació Joan Miró and the ArtAids Foundation wish to condemn and express in no uncertain terms current prejudices towards Aids, which contribute to the isolation of sufferers. If, as Han Nefkens states, sharing means not feeling alone, then it is our wish to share this sentiment with the public to provide a reminder that “you are not alone”.

You are not alone will subsequently travel to the Museo de Arte Contemporánea de Vigo (MARCO), where it will remain from 21 October 2011 until February 2012.

This exhibition is the second collaboration with Han Nefkens, creator of the ArtAids Foundation, who also took part in the Pipilotti Rist exhibition.

Casa Àsia: More to Love

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Casa Àsia: More to Love

This exhibition is the contribution of Casa Asia to the World AIDS Day, together with the ArtAids Foundation, which has been the great promoter of this exhibition programme in the city. The works that have been brought together to document the reflection on AIDS from the field of visual arts have been produced by the Dutch collector Han Nefkens, settled in Barcelona.

Amrit Chusuwan, Arin Rungjang, Erich Weiss, Gerald Van Der Kaap, Kamol Phaosavasdi, Krit Ngamsom, Leo Copers, Manit Sriwanichpoom, Nipan Oranniwesna, Noree Thammarak, Nuts Society/Practical Studio, Otto Berchem, Patiroop Chychookiat, Pornprasert Yamazaki, Pratchaya Phinthong, Prateep Suthathongthai, Sutee Kunavichayanont, Tintin Cooper, Toeingam Guptabutra and Top Changtrakul respectively present their projects thinking about AIDS to challenge the stigma of the illness and to promote its eradication.

Opening: December 1, 2009

Casa Àsia
Av. Diagonal, 373
Barcelona 08008