September 29, 2011

de Appel Curatorial Programme Book Launch: Fluiten in het Donker

De Appel

Excerpt from foreword to publication:


“It is with great pleasure that I present to you Fluiten in het Donker, a publication conceived alongside the eponymous group exhibition held at de Appel arts centre, Amsterdam, from May 20th to June 26th, 2011.


This book is not stricto sensu an exhibition catalogue. You will not find any explanation or straightforward analysis of the artworks included in the show but instead a constellation of images, quotations and schemas intermingled with a quotient of documentation materials (exhibition views, photographs and reproductions of artworks, a floor-plan etc.), and punctuated by some furtive notes that developed during the thinking process preceding the exhibition.


This book is the trouble mirror of a curatorial research, a collection of texts and images related to the show and guided by my evolving internal dialogue. Linguistic, psychoanalytic and medical, colonial and architectural, thin, labyrinthine, silent and loose associations constitute the body of this book.


When I was first invited to curate an exhibition in Amsterdam I discovered a volatile sociopolitical context. The streets are calm—most of the time—but my door and bicycle are always double-locked. Official letters in the mailbox encourage me to be vigilant. I spent only nine months in the city and was almost immediately confronted with a dispersed and disguised anxiety. A crisis so pervasive as to be invisible, and yet visible enough to lead you to anticipate the worst. ”


The Curator


Fluiten in het Donker.

Price: 7.00 EUR


Author(s): de Appel Curatorial Programme
Publisher: de Appel arts centre
Editor: de Appel Curatorial Programme 2010/2011
ISBN: 987 80 73501 00 3
Year: 2011
Design: Stephen Serrato
Language: English
Info: 160 pp, 11,8 x 17,5 cm, 128 bw + 32 fc. Hardcover


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The publication Fluiten in het Donker by de Appel Curatorial Programme 2010/2011, is supported by SKOR | Foundation for Art and Public Domain in the framework of the institutional alliance between SKOR and de Appel.

Made possible with the generous support of Amsterdam Fund for the Arts (AFK).



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