May 9, 2014 - Bonnefantenmuseum - Beating around the bush Episode #2
May 9, 2014

Beating around the bush Episode #2

Beating around the bush 
Episode #2

starring Johan Creten, Pierre Huyghe, Ien Lucas, Rebecca Morris, Lara Schnitger
24 April–23 June 2014

The Netherlands

Beating around the bush is an exhibition programme for 2014 in which the Bonnefantenmuseum is presenting its collection in an investigative way. In four episodes, both the fixed values and the quiet reserve of the collection will be brought into dialogue with new and proposed acquisitions. In addition, interventions in the form of small solo presentations will function as mirrors to reflect new content-related insights and perspectives. Each episode has a different thematic angle, through which the individual artists’ practices will be explored, as well as the museum collection as a whole and associated movements.

In Beating around the bush Episode #2, the focus is on the way in which different notions of materiality, sensory perception and meaning can relate to one another in visual art. Whereas figurative art dominated Episode #1, the emphasis in this episode is on abstraction. This exhibition shows how artists can explore fundamental aesthetic aspects of form, colour, material, light and sound, and how the resulting artworks can manifest themselves as vehicles of imagination, mental depth and even criticism.

Participating artists:
Tony Cragg, Johan Creten, István Csákány, René Daniëls, Richard Deacon, Jan Dibbets, Bob Eikelboom, Guido Geelen, Mary Heilmann, Camille Henrot, Pierre Huyghe, Gary Hume, Suchan Kinoshita, Ien Lucas, Marijn van Kreij, Sol LeWitt, Mark Manders, Rebecca Morris, Chaim van Luit, Robert Mangold, Katja Mater, Lei Molin, Hermann Nitsch, Navid Nuur, Laura Owens, Antonietta Peeters, Robert Ryman, Lara Schnitger, Richard Serra, Peter Struycken, Joëlle Tuerlinckx, Sanne Vaassen, Evi Vingerling

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