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RAiR #5 at Het Wilde Weten and Duende
Friday March 23, 2012
6-9 pm Het Wilde Weten
Hellebou vol. 4: Here and there
Tossing around with a chair in the corridor
Presentations by Simon Kentgens and Duende-residents Tetsushi Higashino and Jean-Charles de Quillacq.
Tetsushi Higashino and Jean-Charles de Quillacq will present the exhibition ‘Tossing around a chair in the corridor’ at Duende. During their residency period they became familiar with the work of the Rotterdam based artist Simon Kentgens, with which they found interesting connections. Higashino is fascinated by Kentgens’ artistic approach towards our daily life surroundings. Quillacq will react on Kentgens’ work with a performance during the exhibition’s opening.
Tetsushi Higashino (JP)
Tetsushi Higashino regards himself as an ‘unproductive production activist’, apparently his definition of an artist. His works make visible the logic of this notion and these metaphorical visions often derive from things that subliminally intervene in our daily lives. They transform the ordinary world we overlook into one of the most extraordinary nonsense.
Jean-Charles de Quillacq (FR)
Jean-Charles de Quillacq plays combinatory games by forcing different shapes and materials to make contact, often in an unnatural promiscuity without anything ever merging. This idea of closeness is coupled with resemblance, as in family resemblances, because de Quillacq often roughly reproduces or imitates his previous works for generating new ones, mimicking the lineage of a fake genetic family. Sexual reproduction is not the only organic process that de Quillacq’s works recall, since many of his shapes refer to the digestion and its converted substances. Moreover, his sculptures are hardly fixed and seem to result from simple and daily gestures.
Simon Kentgens (NL)
Simon Kentgens lifts everyday objects out of their normal environment. He creates new references in which they can be viewed. These objects and situations suddenly acquire multiple meanings. They seem to become strange in their new surroundings, as if they have to get used to their recently acquired status as a work of art. To create these unbalancing confrontations Kentgens applies different strategies.
Recently, during Re:Rotterdam, he transformed a former office space using the available materials, such as the door to the room and left over window blinds. A door, slowly revolving, continuously bumped into another open door. This site-specific installation was the reason for Quillacq and Higashino to invite Kentgens for their show at Duende. In this show Kentgens searches for common ground between both their practices.
RAIR #5 is an initiative by RAiR (Rotterdam Artist in Residence)