December 6, 2017 - Vlaams Cultuurhuis de Brakke Grond - Revital Cohen & Tuur Van Balen: White Horse/ Twin Horse (rehearsing an exhibition)
December 6, 2017

Vlaams Cultuurhuis de Brakke Grond

Revital Cohen & Tuur Van Balen, Savane du Sud, 2016. Production still. Courtesy of the artist.

Revital Cohen & Tuur Van Balen
White Horse/ Twin Horse (rehearsing an exhibition)
December 9, 2017–January 28, 2018

Vlaams Cultuurhuis de Brakke Grond
Nes 45
1012 KD Amsterdam
the Netherlands
Hours: Monday–Sunday 10am–6pm,
Saturday–Sunday 1–6pm

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In White Horse / Twin Horse, Revital Cohen & Tuur Van Balen make use of De Brakke Grond’s theatre infrastructure to rehearse forms of exhibition in which research, process and outcome cannot be meaningfully distinguished.

The artists relocated their entire physical storage and digital archives to the theatre space, where they will unpack the work into a series of repetitions in collaboration with two curators, a fellow artist and a theatre director. The theatre’s technicians, used to building and taking down productions every night, will reinstall the exhibition every ten days, activating and deactivating different parts. A writer in residence captures each iteration with a text that remains in the space, her writing accumulates as the exhibition transforms. By rehearsing the exhibition conditions surrounding the production process, both the artwork and its presentation are exposed and questioned.

Not What I Meant but Anyway, a new performance piece written for two actors, will be rehearsed throughout the exhibition. It is composed of text generated from couple therapy sessions, artists’ texts, general bureaucracy and production correspondence.

The exhibition will be concluded with a performative study day dedicated to reflection methods and ideas around the presentation of process.

Rehearsal dates:

Rehearsal #1 by Revital Cohen & Tuur Van Balen 
Opening December 9, 4pm

Rehearsal #2 by Samuel Saelemakers 
Opening December 21, 5pm

Rehearsal #3 by Tyler Coburn 
Opening January 7, 4pm

Rehearsal #4 by Christina Li 
Opening January 13, 5pm

Rehearsal #5 by Anne Breure 
Opening TBC

General Repetition (study day) 
January 26

Revital Cohen (UK) & Tuur Van Balen (Belgium) are London-based artists working across objects, installation and film. Their work was recently exhibited at Para Site in Hong Kong, the 7th Moscow Biennale, Kunstverein Düsseldorf, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary Vienna, Fotomuseum Winterthur, HKW Berlin and the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo. Their first retrospective will take place in Z33 in Hasselt in 2019.

Samuel Saelemakers (Belgium) is a curator at Witte de With Rotterdam, where he (co-)curated (a.o.) WERE IT AS IF by Bik Van der Pol and THE SHOW IS OVER by Öğüt & Macuga. 

Tyler Coburn (US) is an artist and writer based in New York, working in performance, installation, writing, and sound. His work has been been presented at South London Gallery; Kunstverein Munich; CCA Glasgow; Western Front, Vancouver; Grazer Kunstverein; UCCA, Beijing; LAXART, Los Angeles; and Sculpture Center, New York.

Christina Li (Hong Kong/Netherlands) is currently curator-at-large at Spring Workshop, Hong Kong, where she curated among other projects: Wu Tsang: Duilian (2016), Wong Wai Yin: Without Trying (2016).

Anne Breure (Netherlands) is a theatre maker and artistic director of Veem House for Performance in Amsterdam, where she initiated the programme 100-Day House

In cooperation with Z33, Huis voor Actuele Kunst, Hasselt (Belgium).

With thanks to Amsterdam Fund for the Arts

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