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Must see (what is seen and what is not seen)

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“It’s fascinating to think that all around us there’s an invisible world we can’t even see.”
Jack Handey

Otto Berchem’s work explores how we live and how we communicate our lives with one another. This interest in our social codes, and how we negotiate them, has lead to work that is often created in the public space or in the non-art context. Often these works draw attention to overlooked, unnoticed, and unarticulated systems and social behaviors.

For his third solo exhibition with Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Berchem will present several projects, all connected by subtle interventions used to expose what is seen and what is not seen.

These projects include Temporary Person Passing Through, a project that employed a now defunct hieroglyphic symbols used to map the city; You Am I Am You, a project commissioned by ArtAids, where Berchem produced a special collar for Thai street dogs; and Sanctuary, an ongoing project about a young kidnapping victim.


Opening: 17/10/09 17 – 19 hrs

Exhibition: 17/10/09 – 21/11/09
Gallery hours: Tue – Fri 11 – 18 hrs | Sat 13 – 18 hrs |
1st Sun of the month 14 – 17 hrs

Ellen de Bruijne Projects
Rozengracht 207A,
Amsterdam 1016LZ
NL

Girls (and Boys) on Film

I could go on and on about how genius this video is, but I won’t.

In short: The Onion has done it again.

Warped

Q – What do you get when you have twenty one artists, curators, and critics sitting in a room with thirty two artists?

A – A portfolio day, specifically the Warp-Projects portfolio day, situated in Sint-Niklaas, the center of the Belgian art world.

The first event of the weekend took place on Friday night, with the opening of Wim Wauman’s exhibition Temptation Island at the brand spanking new Koetshuis WARP.

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Stef van Bellingen kicks things off at the Koetshuis.

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On Saturday the portfolios (or macbooks) were reviewed.

The reviews were scheduled to last for 30 minutes, with a 15 minute buffer if things ran late.

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Which was easy to notice when one has such a unique alarm clock.

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Hopefully the exchange was fruitful.

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If not, there was always cheese.

After all, to misquote Bertolt Brecht: food first, art later.