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- BRAK 3: ADA | About Games and Being Serious
- BRAK 2.5: David Stamp ‘The Which, The Where, The When, The How’
- BRAK TALK 2: Beside Itself
- BRAK 2: Bas van den Hurk and Martijn Hendriks
BRAK 4.1: Remco Torenbosch and Nickel van Duijvenboden
Opening October 13, 2012 at 3pm
BRAK is proud to present BRAK 4.1, a duo presentation of the artists Remco Torenbosch and Nickel van Duijvenboden.
The fourth BRAK theme Writisms revolves around the usage of text as artistic medium, whether as artobject or as reflective and analytical medium that is part of the artproduct.
BRAK is a Rotterdam exhibition platform organizing four presentations annually within Duende. BRAK’s programmatical approach focuses on giving space for the expression of individual artistic practices while building up an overview of current methodologies specifically focusing on the development of autonomous art.
About BRAK 4.1 Writisms
Remco Torenbosch presents a critical variety of situations and thoughts. The works that are presented are a reflection on the political and socio-economic changes to which Europe has recently been subjected. In this, Torenbosch investigates the language and manifestations through which a community and continent declares, represents and questions itself through the consciousness of contemporary and historical references.
Within this research, Torenbosch tries to distil the situation as a return to a more human scale and perspective by underlining the importance of care and action.
By exploring social conditions and focusing on relations and gestures in the public area within different cultural contexts Remco Torenbosch is contextualizing and recontextualizing them into physical and non-physical matter. With it’s humanistic orientation and formal qualities, Torenbosch’s work probes the scope and complexity of reality itself.
Remco Torenbosch (1982) studied at the Willem de Kooning Academie Rotterdam and at the Universität der Künste in Berlin. His work is recently been shown at GAMeC – Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea Bergamo, Italy (solo), De Vleeshal Middelburg (solo and group), W139 Amsterdam in collaboration with Casco Utrecht (group), Stroom Den Haag (group), Temporary Gallery Cologne (group). Represented in the public collections of De Vleeshal Middelburg and Fondazione Banca Popolare di Bergamo.
Nickel van Duijvenboden investigates ways of writing that border on the visual arts. His work is about perception in all its facets, notably solitude, silence, landscape, alienation and trauma. Photography, his discipline of origin, has served as an entry point, and still is an essential –yet largely invisible– tool within his process. He is currently preoccupied with the autobiographical record both in written, visual and aural form, and its position within the art and literary contexts.
Born in Amsterdam, 1981, Nickel van Duijvenboden has studied photography at the Koninklijke Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten in The Hague. He graduated by presenting a collection of essays in lieu of images. The novella Plateau and a selection of adolescent texts called No mirror can guard you were published by Roma Publications in 2008 and 2011. His latest book, as yet unfinished, is a desert memoir. He occasionally exhibits visual work.
Nickel has engaged in longterm collaborations, presenting text as an equal pendant to the work of, among others, Gwenneth Boelens, Wytske van Keulen and Geert Goiris. His reflective writings include extensive interviews with artists and numerous articles for Endless Lowlands, an online initiative of which he is a founding member. Since 2008 he has been developing a writing curriculum at the photography department of the Gerrit Rietveld Academy.
Exhibition’s opening hours
13-21 October, 2012 open 1-6pm
or on appointment by telephone +31(0)624542086
For more information http://duendestudios.nl/brak
Made possible with the generous support of city of Rotterdam Dienst Kunst en Cultuur
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