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Close-Up – A New Generation of Film and Video Artists in the Netherlands

Exhibition
31 January through 22 May 2016

From 31 January to 22 May, 2016, EYE presents the exhibition Close-Up – A New Generation of Film and Video Artists in the Netherlands. This group exhibition features numerous recent film and video works and spatial installations by a new generation of filmmakers and artists in the Netherlands, who are breaking down the barriers between film, video and visual art. The participating artists are: Melanie Bonajo, Felix Burger, Helen Dowling, Zachary Formwalt, Mariska de Groot, Hamza Halloubi, Cristóbal León & Joaquín Cociña, Amos Mulder, Florian & Michael Quistrebert, Janis Rafa, belit sağ, Joris Strijbos & Matthijs Munnik, Lichun Tseng and David Verbeek.

 

Attention: this exhibition was on display from 31 January through 22 May 2016.

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opening hours

Exhibition
Daily 10am - 7pm

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Sun to Thu 10am - 10pm*
Fri & Sat10am - 11pm*
*depending on the final screening

Please note! EYE is closed on April 14

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admission prices

Exhibition
 

regular€ 10,-
discount € 8,50
friends of EYE€ 7,75
museumcardfree
children up to 11 yrs oldfree
children 12 to 18 yrs old€ 5,-
CJP€ 5,-
Cineville€ 5,-
combi ticket (exhibition & film)€ 16,-

 

Film

regular€10,-
discount€8,50
friends of EYE€7,50
children up to 11 yrs old€7,50
Cineville, NFC, KNF

free (surcharge may apply)

10 tickets pass€80,-

 

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reachability

EYE is right opposite Amsterdam Central station on the north side of the river IJ. EYE is reached easily with the free ferry which sails 24/7, we are also easily accessible by car.

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  • Tacita Dean, FILM, 2011. Installation view, Tate Modern, London Photo’s by Marcus Leith & Andrew Dunkley Courtesy of the artist, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York/Paris and Frith Street Gallery, London

  • João Maria Gusmão + Pedro Paiva Papagaio, 2014 Exhibition view, Hangar Bicocca, Milan 2014 Photo by Agostino Osio. Courtesy: Fondazione HangarBicocca

  • João Maria Gusmão + Pedro Paiva, Glossolalia (‘Good Morning’), 2014 16mm film, colour, no sound, about 7’10’’ Produced by Fondazione HangarBicocca, Milan

  • Rosa Barba, Western Round Table, 2007. Installatiefoto LUX, Londen, 2009 © Rosa Barba

  • Rosa Barba, Bending to Earth, 2015. 35mm film, color, optical sound; 15 min. Film still © Rosa Barba

  • Sandra Gibson & Luis Recoder, Light Spill. 16mm film projector, 16mm film, screen; dimensions variable; 2005. Borderline Behaviour: Drawn Towards Animation, 2007, TENT, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Curated by Edwin Carels. Photo: Roel Meelkop

Dutch film and video art has undergone significant development in recent years. A highly productive new generation of makers is demonstrating that the barriers between film, video and visual art are no longer of much relevance. What unites them is the natural way they incorporate film and video in their work – whether it be a video on a single screen, on multiple screens, or as part of a large-scale spatial installation. The exhibition at EYE offers an impression of the broad spectrum of developments and artistic approaches to the medium of film.

exhibition

participating artists

Amos Mulder (1982, Hoogeveen, NL)
Don’s Dream, 2014
HD video, CinemaScope, sound, 5’24”
The film is made with found footage, pictures from Library of Congress, Washington and NASA

Helen Dowling (1982, Windsor, GB)
The Burning Time Slideshow, 2015
Single channel HD video, sound, silver foil, 7’
Supported by: Mondriaan Fund

these are my friendly hands, 2013
Single channel HD video, sound, 6’
Supported by: Mondriaan Fund and Amsterdam Fund for the Arts
Courtesy of the artist and Galleria Artericambi, Verona

Melanie Bonajo
Night Soil – Economy of Love, 2015
Single channel HD video installation, sound, mixed media, 36’
Set design in collaboration with Clémence Seilles and Théo Demans
Special thanks to LIMA, Amsterdam
Courtesy AKINCI, Amsterdam

Florian & Michael Quistrebert (1976 & 1982, Nantes, FR)
Void Fires, 2015
3 channel HD video installation, no sound, 15’
Courtesy the artists, Galerie Juliètte Jongma, Amsterdam

Overlight Chrome 4, 2015
modelling paste, chrome car paint and leds on burlap on wood panel
Courtesy the artists, Galerie Juliètte Jongma, Amsterdam

Overlight S2E6, 2015
modeling paste, chrome car paint and leds on wood panel, iron frame
Courtesy the artists, Galerie Julliètte Jongma, Amsterdam and Galerie Crèvecoeur, Paris

Overlight S2E9, 2015
modeling paste, chrome car paint and leds on burlap on wood panel, iron frame
Courtesy the artists, Galerie Julliètte Jongma, Amsterdam and Galerie Crèvecoeur, Paris

Janis Rafa (1984, Athens, GR)
Requiem to a Shipwreck, 2014
Single channel HD video, sound, 11’
Cinematography: Thodoros Mihopoulos GSC
Sound: Aris Athanasopoulos
Giuseppe Verdi, Marcia Funebre, performed by the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Municipality
Mandras-Eidillias
Supported by: Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam; Alexander S. Onassis
Foundation, Vaduz (Liechtenstein); municipality of Mandras-Eidillias

Requiem to a Fatal Incident, 2015
Single channel HD video, sound, 5’
Cinematography: Thodoros Mihopoulos GSC
Sound: Aris Athanasopoulos
Sets: Brigitte & Phaidon Sofianos | Mabrida Studios Athens
Supported by: Amsterdam Fund for the Arts; Mondriaan Fund
Courtesy Galerie Martin van Zomeren, Amsterdam

Joaquín Cociña & Cristóbal León (1980, Santiago de Chile & 1980, Concepción, CL)
Los Andes, 2012-2016
HD video, sound, 4’, mixed media
Courtesy Upstream Gallery, Amsterdam

Felix Burger (1982, Munich, DE)
Weißer Zwerg (collection), 2016
Installation with video projection, sound, mixed media
Courtesy Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam
A second part of this project is on show in the exhibition Hacking Habitat, Art of Control,
Wolvenplein prison, Utrecht (26 February – 6 June 2016)

David Verbeek (1980, Amsterdam, NL)
Full Contact, 2016
2 channel CinemaScope HD video, sound, 8’
Producer: Lemming Film, Jaako Dobra Produkcija
Courtesy Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam
The feature film Full Contact is showing in Dutch cinemas from the end of March.

Zachary Formwalt (1979, Albany, Georgia, US)
Unsupported Transit, 2011
Single channel HD video, sound, 14’25”

Mariska de Groot (1982, Apeldoorn, NL)
CineChine, 2012-2016
Light and sound installation

Lichun Tseng (1979, Taipei, TW)
jianjian, 2016
3x16mm loop installation, colour and black-and-white, sound, total length unspecified
Soundtrack: Robert Kroos
Made possible by DKC Rotterdam, WORM and Filmwerkplaats, Rotterdam

belit sağ  (1980, Nazilli, TR)
and the image gazes back, 2014
Single channel HD video, sound, 10’30”

Joris Strijbos & Matthijs Munnik (1981, Zaanstad; 1989, Leeuwarden, NL)
U-AV, 2015
Installation with HD video and high-power LED, sound
Supported by the Sonic Acts Festival

Hamza Halloubi (1982, Tanger, MA)

Un après-midi à Larache, 2015-2016
HD video, sound
Courtesy of the artist

Drunk in Tunis, 2015                                                    
Artist’s book
Courtesy of the artist

1948, 2016
Laser print on paper
Courtesy of the artist

Untitled, 2002/2015
Acrylic and oil on canvas
Courtesy of the artist

Program

Research Lab

Every two weeks, an academy will organize a presentation in a specially reserved space in the exhibition. Most of these presentations will feature the results of an extensive study, and may include material from the EYE collection. Students will present their work on a series of Tuesday evenings, and it will then remain on show for two weeks.

Fr 5 februari 19:15, Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht: Screen Matter
Tue 16 februari 19:15, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam: Bodies
Tue 01 maart 19:15, Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht & Universiteit van Amsterdam: Enjoy Your Entertainment !
Tue 15 maart 20:30, ArtEZ, Arnhem: Machine Room
Tue 29 maart 19:15, Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam: Ahistoric Vacuum
Tue 12 april 19:15, Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam: Boundaries of the Archive
Tue 26 april 19:15, Master St. Joost Academie, Breda: There Is Something About My Family
Tue 10 mei 19:15, Master Nederlandse Filmacademie, Amsterdam 

The One Minutes

In conjunction with Close Up, The One Minutes invited Felix Burger, Janis Rafa, Helen Dowling and Melanie Bonajo to compile a series of one-minute films. The series will premiere at EYE during an entire evening’s programme put together by each artist. The three programmes will then be shown in the twenty museums and cultural organizations that subscribe to The One Minutes.

Fri 29 januari 19.15 : Felix Burger, The Pack - Impressions from Our Family
Tue 23 februari 19.15: Janis Rafa, Making Hybrids
Tue 5 april 19.15: Helen Dowling, We Do the Voodoo. A Play on Continuity, and Rhythm From One Artist to Another
Tue 3 mei 19.15: Melanie Bonajo

IFFR Shorts

Sun 10 April 7.15 pm
IFFR presents a selection of groundbreaking Dutch experimental film and video art from the Shorts programming 2016.

Attention: this exhibition has ended. View the current exhibition Béla Tarr – Till the End of the World