June 9, 2008 - Museum Het Domein - Double Summer Show
June 9, 2008

Double Summer Show

Desiree Dolron
” Escuela Julio Mella (School Boy)”, 2002
photo 79,5x70x5 cm
courtesy of the artist and H+F Collection

Double Summer Show

SO CLOSE / SO FAR AWAY –
H+F Collection

&
REMY JUNGERMAN
Winner of the Fritschy Culture Prize Sittard-Geleen 2008

Opening Friday June 27 , 17 h
June 28 – August 17 , 2008

www.hetdomein.nl

From June 28 to August 17, Museum Het Domein will present So Close/So Far Away, the second exhibition composed of works selected from the collection of the Dutch writer Han Nefkens. Distances between countries and people are the theme of So Close / So Far Away. Globalisation has brought us into constant contact with products, customs and technological advances from other cultures. But do we actually feel any closer to them? Material movement doesn’t always imply mental mobility.

The exhibition deals with the theme of globalization and the paradoxes which it engenders within contemporary societies. These issues are evoked through the works of important artists who have dealt with them, such as Adel Abdessemed, Elina Brotherus, Desiree Dolron, Sutee Kunavichayanont, Zwelethu Mthethwa, Shirin Neshat and Céline van Balen. To initiate a broader dialogue with these works, Museum Het Domein combines the show with a selection of pieces from the collection.

So Close/So Far Away is the second exhibition that centres on art from the H+F Collection of Dutch art collector and maecenas Han Nefkens. The show is curated by Hilde Teerlinck (director FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais). A French-English-German-Dutch catalogue with texts by Hilde Teerlinck, Han Nefkens, Michele Robecchi, Professor Quin Jian, Brian Curtin, Pascale Saarbach and Laura Zozlik will be published in conjunction with the exhibition. This travelling exhibition is presented in the CRAC ALSACE, Altkirch (France) 04.03.2007 – 20.05.2007 and Be-Part, Waregem (Belgium) 11/11/2007 – 27/01/2008.

REMY JUNGERMAN
Winner of the Fritschy Culture Prize Sittard-Geleen 2008

Impressed by his innovative artistic approach to communication and transformation in diverse cultural environments, the jury of Fritschy Culture Prize Sittard-Geleen selected Remy Jungerman as recipient of the 2008 edition. The Fritschy Prize Foundation was established in 2003 to award a biannual prize for visual artists whose work has made an important contribution to the intercultural debate in recent years.

With collages, sculptures and a wall installation, Jungerman, an artist of Afro-Surinamese-Dutch descent, challenges us to take a critical approach to ethnic issues, cultural misunderstandings and our attitude towards ‘the other’. Jungerman intentionally situates his visual language between diverse cultures so that the works – in very different ways – articulate concepts and traditions and provoke and challenge viewers to critique important social, cultural, and theoretical issues.

Museum Het Domein and the Fritschy Prize Foundation give Remy Jungerman the opportunity to mount a solo exhibition of his work. A full colour publication with curatorial essay by Lorraine Morales Cox, Ph.D. of Union College, New York, accompanies the exhibition.

The first edition of the prize was awarded to the Chinese artist Ni Haifeng in 2004. The prize’s second laureate in 2006 was Hadassah Emmerich.
The members of the jury are:
Lex ter Braak: director of the Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture
Hadassah Emmerich: laureate Fritschy Prize 2006;
Stijn Huijts: former director of Museum Het Domein, Sittard / presently director of Het
Glaspaleis Heerlen
Els van der Plas: director of the Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development
Marianne van Tilborg: Lumen Travo Gallery
Natascha Bär: art historian – member of MEG Foundation
Piet Smeets: secretary – member of MEG Foundation
Wiel Gielkens: chairman Fritschy Culture Prize Sittard-Geleen and chairman MEG foundation

More information and images can be found in the press room on the museum’s home page at www.hetdomein.nl . Or contact us: Karin Adams or Lene ter Haar 046 -451 34 60; karin.adams@hetdomein.nl

Museum Het Domein
Postbus 230
6130 AE Sittard
The Netherlands
T.: 0031 46 4513460

www.hetdomein.nl

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