Ahistoric Vacuum – Research Lab - Sandberg Instituut Amsterdam
Every two weeks EYE invites a Dutch art academy to present the work of selected students in a special Research Lab. This edition features Ahistoric Vacuum, compiled by Judith Leysner of the Sandberg Instituut.
The exhibition Ahistoric Vacuum features three new works by recent graduates of the Sandberg Instituut in Amsterdam. Recent graduates Kent Chan (SG), Richard John Jones (UK), Nikola Knežević (RS)of the Sandberg Instituut in Amsterdam. Ivan Cheng (AUS) made a text ribbon in relation to the video works. Each work examines places, structures or histories that have been erased, forgotten or annihilated, and exposes the vacuum that they have left behind. In contrast to the present trend of underlining the revolutionary aspect of technology, these works use technology as a means to create room for fiction and revival, thereby continually evaluating the present in relation to the past.
The topics of these works range from the colonial roots of Singapore, private lesbian and gay bars in Munich and the present state of the utopian architectural projects that were developed in the Netherlands in the 1950s.
Every two weeks EYE invites a Dutch art academy to present the work of selected students in a special Research Lab. The focus is on the artistic research process, and may include material from EYE”s collection. On Tuesday evenings the students organize a presentation, which will remain on show for two weeks.
Screened as part of the exhibition Close-Up. A New Generation of Film and Video Artists in the Netherlands.This presentation takes place in the exhibition space on the first floor.