January 24, 2017 - Kunstinstituut Melly - Winter 2017 exhibitions
January 24, 2017

Kunstinstituut Melly

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Winter 2017 exhibitions

Kunstinstituut Melly
Witte de Withstraat 50
3012 BR Rotterdam
The Netherlands
Hours: Wednesday–Sunday 1:30–6pm,
Friday 6–9pm

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Eric Baudelaire
The Music of Ramón Raquello and his Orchestra
January 27–May 7, 2017
Opening: Thursday, January 26, 5pm

Titled after the perpetually interrupted fictional band leader in Orson Welles’ The War of the Worlds radio play, The Music of Ramón Raquello and his Orchestra is the largest monographic presentation of the work of Eric Baudelaire to date and includes his latest feature-length film Also Known As Jihadi (2017). Baudelaire’s oeuvre has ceaselessly and open-endedly engaged with histories of images, cinema, radical militancy, and violence by or against the state. Spanning over a decade of artistic production across installation, print, photography and film, the exhibition follows his sustained attempts to find a form that accommodates the catastrophic complexity of contemporary life. 

Judy Radul
the king, the door, the thief, the window, the stranger, the camera
February 10–May 7, 2017
Opening: Thursday, February 9, 5pm

Judy Radul transforms Witte de With’s exhibition spaces into a dynamic set for live image production, exploring the poetic and social agency of doors, windows, entrances, and exits by means of her multi-camera, live-feed “present system”—the backbone of the exhibition. At the heart of the exhibition lies a publication edited and designed by Radul, in which she compiles visual references and other source material including art historical imagery, architectural sketches, and selected texts from poets and philosophers such as Francis Ponge and Georg Simmel. 

Para | Fictions
Second year of the long cycle of sustained investigations taking as its focus the relationship between literature and visual art through the practice of ten artists. 

Laure Prouvost
the wet wet wanderer

January 27–April 2, 2017
Opening: Thursday, January 26, 5pm

Prouvost’s new installation transforms the ground floor gallery into a strange mutated sub-aqueous bar, laced with squid ink and dotted with vodka fountains, drawing from a mis-translation of a Kafka novella.

Daniel Dewar and Grégory Gicquel 
April 14–July 9, 2017
Opening: Thursday, April 13, 5pm

With great wit and a bold visual language, the duo creates a new work inspired by 19th century literature describing modern man coming to terms with industrialization and the loss of the pastoral dream.

WdW Review
WdW Review, our online platform sees new Desk reports from Moscow, Marseille, Delhi/Calcutta, Jakarta, and London; a new 1995 Sediment section with texts by Clemens Jahn, Kristoffer Gansing, and Laura McLean-Ferris; and new drawings from Sholem Krishtalka.

WdW Review Vol.1: Arts, Culture, and Journalism in Revolt
This publication is an anthology of the thoughts and reflections that have been published on Witte de With’s online platform WdW Review since its inception in 2013, bringing together the platform’s four sections—namely Desks, Think, Image, and Sediments—as a printed collection of essays, cartoons, and image readings. Expected release: March 2017.

Director: Defne Ayas
Curators: Natasha Hoare, Samuel Saelemakers

The Music of Ramón Raquello and his Orchestra is co-commissioned by: Tabakalera International Centre for Contemporary Culture, San Sebastian and in part supported by Institut français Paris and Stichting Verzameling van Wijngaarden – Boot. Para | Fictions: the wet wet wanderer is in part supported by: AMMODO and Institut français des Pays-Bas.

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