June 15, 2015 - Vleeshal - Cally Spooner and Violent Incident
June 15, 2015

Cally Spooner and Violent Incident

Design for Vleeshal: Jungmyung Lee/Werkplaats.

Cally Spooner: On False Tears and Outsourcing
Violent Incident, with: Rosa Aiello, Bernadette Corporation, Andrea Fraser, Jef Geys, Gil Leung, Bruce Nauman, Danh Vo​
Opening:
Saturday, June 20, 5–7pm

Vleeshal
Zusterstraat 7
4331 KG, Middelburg
The Netherlands 

www.vleeshal.nl

From June 20 till August 30, Vleeshal is presenting a solo exhibition by Cally Spooner (b. 1983, UK) at Vleeshal Markt and a group exhibition at Vleeshal Zusterstraat 7 that runs parallel to and in dialogue with her solo show. It is the start of Roos Gortzak’s programming for Vleeshal.

Cally Spooner: On False Tears and Outsourcing
On False Tears and Outsourcing is the first institutional solo exhibition by Cally Spooner in the Netherlands. 

For her show, the artist will make a new series of devised, living gestures, which change every three weeks. The gestures mark the start of a long-term project by Spooner, which considers the violence of being used as, and using, a Human Resource. The project choreographs instances in which language and emotional excess are extracted, then redeployed as strategy.

Violent Incident
with: Rosa Aiello, Bernadette Corporation, Andrea Fraser, Jef Geys, Gil Leung, Bruce Nauman, Danh Vo
curated by Cally Spooner and Roos Gortzak

Violent Incident takes its title from Bruce Nauman’s 1986 video work. The show began from the invitation by Vleeshal’s director Roos Gortzak to Cally Spooner to curate a group show which would draw from the collections of Vleeshal and M HKA, and be concurrent and connected to the artist’s solo show at Vleeshal, Markt. 

Violent Incident presents works by Rosa Aiello, Bernadette Corporation, Andrea Fraser, Jef Geys, Gil Leung, Bruce Nauman and Danh Vo. Combining three works from the M HKA collection, including the video by Nauman, with a number of artists not in the collection, the show explores the perverting of our intimacies; the transformation of affect and emotional excess into technical form, as strategies of industrial, institutional critique. Goodbye letters turned into art market machines, claustrophobically formal texts built to declare love, a correspondence course in how to see and draw better are considered as the results of and solutions to institutional indebtedness.

Funded by Mondriaan Fund and City of Middelburg

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