In this show Patricia Kaersenhout will introduce part of her global project ‘The dream of a thousand shipwrecks’. Cut pieces of paper from history and scientific books, anthropology and biology are rearranged in a new illogical sequence, intertwined with two texts by Shakespeare. In ‘Les Eclaireurs’ [The pioneers], the third part of this project presented for the first time in this group show, Patricia Kaersenhout copied pages with photographs of American pioneers and worked them up with images from modern American society of the seventies of the last century.
This project seeks to draw a history map of the origin of things when men decided adventure and explore the world by sea. The artist defined this work as “a labyrinth of facts and fictions in which I like to venture, without being concerned about truth”. That part is left to the viewer.
Patricia Kaersenhout lives and works in Amsterdam. She first graduated in Social Studies by the AmstelHorn Amsterdam, following Cultural Studies in the Open University of Amsterdam and Painting, drawing and graphics at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. Since 1999 the artist has done exhibitions all over the Europe, Suriname and USA. In Suriname she participated in the 2009 project Wakaman. Drawing lines – connecting dots. Also she was part of the exhibition Wrestling with the Image: Caribbean Interventions, which was an initiative from the World Bank Art Program, part of the About Change Exhibitions.
Angelo Barone (1957, Milan) is an artist whose interest is related with architecture -primitive structures, architectural artifacts and natural structures.
Jantien Jonsgma (1965) work is characterized the by the multiplicity of materials that the artist uses in her work: paint, pastel, watercolor, gouache and color pencils. Jongsma lives and works in Amsterdam.
Carine Weve introduces aesthetic potential within the object which waits only for a new perspective to bring it to the surface.
Ran Zhang’s work is mainly dealing with the mere language of painting.
Simultaneously with the group exhibition, there will be a solo show by Adriaan Rees (Amsterdam, 1957): Screaming in a Bucket. For his first solo show in Amsterdam, Rees introduces ‘Screaming in a bucket’, one of his most recent works. This polyester sculpture of a woman, bending forward with her head in a bucket, is based on a fantasy from Rees. There is a woman telling him: “Why don’t you put your head in a bucket, so that you can listen to your own screaming?” Rees transported that image to a realistic field. On the bucket you can find the Chinese character of Double Happiness, which is in conflict with the disturbing associations that the image evokes.
Venue: C&H Art Space, 2de Kostverlorenkade 50 (corner Jan Hanzenstraat), 1053 SB Amsterdam
Opening hours: May 13-June 25 2011,Thu-Sat 11:00-18:00 and by appointment +31 (0)6113 23283.
The C&H Art Space is founded to engage and support young contemporary artists and established artists with new thoughts, visions and concepts. Founded by a strong passion and love for the arts Cosimo Ricatto and Hanneke Huisman have opened the C&H Art Space in early 2011.