the absence of work – performance programme

24 - 27 November 2016

During the Amsterdam Art Weekend, the Oude Kerk is presenting work by a younger generation of artists. Performances by Abner Preis, Béatrice Balcou and Yuki Okumura will be staged during the exhibition by Marinus Boezem, each performance entering into an idiosyncratic relationship with Boezem’s work.

measuring Rrman ondák – yuki okumura
Yuki Okumura’s Measuring Roman Ondák (2015) revolves around the absence of the performer and the aura of the artist, who’s losing his privileged position by being dismantled in a humourist way by Okumura. This iteration of Measuring Roman Ondák actively uses the exhibition of another artist (Boezem), adding an extra layer to Okumura’s work.

the exhibition that never was – abner preis
Abner Preis was invited to develop a new performance in dialogue with Marinus Boezem’s show. The audience is asked to participate actively in Preis’s performance. Touring throughout the Oude Kerk and its surroundings, the artist takes you on an eye-opening tour. Together you will make The Exhibition That Never Was: a new way to look at the world around you. Limited capacity, please rsvp via Friday & Saturday 12.30-13.30.

untitled ceremony #09 – béatrice balcou
Béatrice Balcou’s Untitled Ceremony #09 (2016) is also centred around the demystification – and at the same time around the mystification – of the artist and the work of art. The ceremony will constantly move between this mystification and demystification and can be seen as a type of institutional critique, touching on themes that recur in Boezem’s oeuvre, such as appearance and disappearance and a humorous and implicit institutional critique. Limited capacity, please rsvp via Saturday and Sunday 14.00-14.30 & 16.30-17.00.

Guest Curators are Julia Mullié and Nick Terra.

performances Amsterdam Art Weekend
24 – 27 November 2016
Oude Kerk, Oudekerksplein (de wallen), Amsterdam
prijs: 10 euro (free entry with Museumkaart Vrienden van de Oude Kerk, ICOM card, I Amsterdam city card, stadspas)
For exact times see Amsterdam Art Weekend.

Image: Béatrice Balcou