Opening 14/11/10, 14hrs
In the Studio, Van Abbemuseum (room B-1)
Programme in the Studio:
***19/12/10 14.00 - In-Between: Domestic Happening with Juul Sadee
Special tea times on Thursday evenings, and Sunday afternoons
25/11/10, 'Playful Science':
14.00-18.00, student workshop with Juul Sadée & Joost Bolten (philosopher and lecturer in Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam); 19.30, presentation and public talk with Joost Bolten.
25-28/11/10, 'Man And Living' : parallel exhibition with works from Castor Bours, Iesje Jeuken, Joos Hamer, Olaf Kramer, Joost Bolten, Ans van Berkum, Lucas Kramer, Antonia Fra.
28/11/10, ‘Hermits, Wanderers and Other Outsiders’: 14.00, lecture and public talk with Ans van Berkum (arthistorian, publicist, director Casa Casla, architectuurinstituut Almere)
From 14 November, 2010 to 2 January, 2011, Juul Sadée will show her multi-media installation ‘The Gardener’s Last Song, 2x15 minutes’ in cooperation with Your-space in the Van Abbemuseum Studio. During the exhibition the installation will turn into a situation with a programme of public discussion, a domestic happening, a workshop and a lecture, as well as several tea-time performances.
Visiting speakers for this programme include Joost Bolten, philosopher and lecturer in Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam.
Your-space seeks to pose important questions concerning contemporary art’s relationship to social circumstances and the political climate of the region. The focus of Your-space’s programme for 2010 is the collecting of relationships, – politics, stories and cities – under broader theme of ‘dingpolitik’. The project, ‘The Gardener’s Last Song, 2x15 minutes’, manages to draw each of these aspects together: based on personal relationships with the city of Eindhoven, its poetic and industrial history, while also incorporating the multilayered nature of Juul Sadée’s work with domestic ideas, network theory and spatial experience.
As a starting point, ‘The Gardener’s Last Song, 2x15 minutes’, is based on the etymology of Eindhoven. Ende and Hova can be translated to ‘Last Garden’ and ‘The Garden of Eden’. While working on the project in relation to Eindhoven, with other contributors, the concept found its way to ideas about ‘man and living’, ‘space/time’, ‘science, philosophy and art, crafts and design’.
The project includes a new publication: ‘Book of The Gardener’s last song, particles, patterns and passions’, by Juul Sadée.