Amsterdam Art Weekend | gerlach en koop | Dora García

<p>Still from Pickpocket by Robert Bresson, 1959</p>

Still from Pickpocket by Robert Bresson, 1959

gerlach en koop - Varying Degrees of Ajarness

During ‘Capital A / Amsterdam Art Weekend’ three individuals invited by gerlach en koop will share their thoughts and observations about the exhibition Varying Degrees of Ajarness under the modest and comforting cover of a guided tour.

29 November, 4 pm
A guided tour by Nickel van Duijvenboden, a writer and a visual artist who started a correspondence that involved a small group of people including gerlach en koop. This exchange of letters circles around ideas of absence, suspension and refusal. Any attempt at materialising this exchange in some form or other has up until now been futile.

30 November, 5 pm
A guided tour by Magalie Meunier proposed by Yann Sérandour.
Invited by gerlach en koop to make a guided tour of their exhibition Varying Degrees of Ajarness, Yann Sérandour has proposed a third party named Magalie to ‘wear’ his proposal. Magalie’s clothes are folded in a used MacBook box and exhibited before the scheduled guided tour. A multiple by gerlach en koop Nought as Object (2013) previously bought by Yann Sérandour is also included in the box. This edition consists of a rolled leather belt bound by a tie-wrap, cancelling each other out. The day of the guided tour, Magalie will have to cancel the work by gerlach en koop in order to fasten her jeans.

01 December, 5 pm
A guided tour by art historian and philosopher Laura van Grinsven who recently wrote Copies without original about gerlach en koop for the magazine Metropolis M. She will centre her tour around the question of how the works work: the relationship between word and image, but especially between the things and us, the viewers. The vacant space where we can’t seem to pin things down, is opened up in the works by gerlach en koop. .

Varying Degrees of Ajarness will be on display until December 21, but the groupshow in Dolores It Also Says Imperceptibly will end on November 28. A few days left to see that one.

Dora García - The Joycean Society

Dora García, The Joycean Society, video, color, 16:9, English spoken, BE, 2013, 53'

A group of people have been reading a book together for thirty years.
They have been reading it again and again, with each journey from the first to the last page taking eleven years. Once they reach the last word, a very enigmatic "the," they begin again with the first word, "riverrun." The text appears inexhaustible, its interpretation endless, the inconclusive nature of the reading exciting. The world seems to cease existing outside this reading room or, perhaps, it exists because of it.

The Joycean Society will be screened until December 21st.

Commissioned by Fondation Prince Pierre de Monaco, XLVème Prix International d’Art Contemporain Produced by Auguste Orts
With the support of the Flanders Audiovisual Fund, Atelier Graphoui, LUCA Sint-Lukas Brussel & Argos, Centre for Art & Media