two upcoming exhibitions in the Morality program

two upcoming exhibitions in the Morality program

Kunstinstituut Melly

June 11, 2010

Two upcoming exhibitions in the Morality program

ACT VIII: Nether Land
20 June – 11 July 2010

ACT IX: Let Us Compare Mythologies
18, 19 & 20 June 2010

Witte de With
Center for Contemporary Art
Witte de Withstraat 50
3012 BR Rotterdam
The Netherlands
+31 (0)10 411 0144

Witte de With is pleased to present two upcoming acts in the Morality program: Act VIII: Nether Land, a group exhibition held in Shanghai and Act IX: Let Us Compare Mythologies, a three-day performance cycle in Rotterdam.

ACT VIII: Nether Land
20 June – 11 July 2010
Dutch Culture Centre, 800 Changde Lu, Jing’an District, Shanghai

Open: Tuesday to Sunday, from 11:00 to 19:00

Saturday 19 June:

14:30 Public roundtable discussion with selected artists, moderated by the curators.
16:00 Opening Cocktail Reception.

Every Saturday & Sunday 20 June – 11 July:
15:00 Dance performance choreographed by nunu kong for Jennifer Tee’s new installation Star-Crossed.

Act VIII: Nether Land is an act of Morality conceived specifically for the “world stage” of the World Expo 2010 and takes place at the Dutch Cultural Center in Shanghai. Nether Land invites reflection on the paradox of cross-cultural perception. Each exhibited work projects a different relationship with a faraway land, be this Asia, Africa, Europe or the Middle East, making it impossible for a stable portrait of any one country or culture to emerge.

Featured artists: Allan Sekula, Erik van Lieshout, Jacques de Koning, Jennifer Tee, Ken Lum, Lidwien van de Ven, MadeIn, Meschac Gaba, Sarah Morris, Zheng Guogu.

Curated by Nicolaus Schafhausen and Monika Szewczyk, assisted by Amira Gad.

For more information and details of special events click here

ACT IX: Let Us Compare Mythologies
Performance cycle
18, 19 & 20 June 2010
In and around Witte de With, Rotterdam

Let Us Compare Mythologies, the ninth act of Morality, is a three-day cycle of performances featuring the work of international artists that explore the nature of performance and question the mythologies created around art objects.

These staged contributions will examine a wide variety of topics such as the intrinsic relationship between man and (art)object, the animal as a tool for social criticism and the creative power of fiction.

We are most grateful to all participants who are willing to show their works, (re)stage their performances and compare their mythologies…

What happens when two myths meet, will they dissolve or will they reinforce each other?

Featured artists: Danaï Anesiadou, Baktruppen, Geneviève Belleveau, Dineo Seshee Bopape, Keren Cytter & Andrew Kerton, Oskar Dawicki, Simon Denny, D.O.R., Lili Reynaud-Dewar, Leeroy the Duck, Yngve Holen, Gergely László, Mark Leckey, Patrizio Di Massimo, Rory Pilgrim, Eliza Newman-Saul, Tris Vonna-Michell, Jeremy Shaw.

Curated by Renske Janssen and Dorothea Jendricke.

Full program available for download on our website

Also at Witte de With:
Act VI: Remember Humanity
Act VII: Of Facts and Fables

Two group exhibitions currently presented at Witte de With, which run until the end of August and the end of September respectively.

Between You and I – Intervention 3: Polder Cup by Maider López
Polder Cup, the latest site-specific project by Spanish artist Maider López, is a one-day football championship, which takes place on September 4, 2010 in the polders of Ottoland. More information and subscription form available on

Coming up next:

Act X: Morality symposium
23, 24 & 25 September 2010
Details and speakers to be announced

Final Act: Morality publication
Witte de With Publishers
Details to follow

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