Gate Keepers

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Gate Keepers (25-09-2010 t/m 30-10-2010)

Tijdens Play Van Abbe – deel 3, zal het project Gate Keepers de principes van verzamelen rondom de archieven van de Gate Foundation onder de loep leggen. Nadat het fonds in 2006 werd opgeheven, is dit archief gehuisvest in de bibliotheek van het Van Abbemuseum.

Het Gate Keepers project stelt vragen bij en vertelt over het werk van de Gate Foundation sinds de oprichting in 1988, waarbij het wordt gebruikt als een casus om breder te spreken over het vaststellen van relaties tussen de zogenoemde ‘Niet-Westerse kunstwereld’ en Nederland. Het project zal bestaan uit de presentatie van een aantal (delen van de) archieven door zowel gasten die uit werelddelen komen die in het archief gerepresenteerd worden, als genodigden waarbij dat niet het geval is.

Gast curator : Clare Butcher

 De tentoonstellingsgids is online beschikbaar.  

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During Play Van Abbe Part 3, the project, Gate Keepers takes up the ideas around politics of collecting in relation to the Gate Foundation archives. After the foundation closed in 2006, these have been housed in the Van Abbemuseum library.

The Gate Keepers project seeks to open up questions and conversations around the Gate Foundation’s work since its inception in 1988, using it as a case study to speak more broadly about the establishing of links between the so-called “non-Western artistic world” and the Netherlands. The project will consist of a presentation of (parts of the) archives by invited guests from those regions in the world represented in the Gate Foundation archive as well as those who are not.

Guest curator : Clare Butcher

Selection acquisitions from the Gate Foundation see the librarycatalogue  . See also the exhibition guide  

UITNODIGING/INVITATION: 30/10/10 17.30hrs

Finissage ‘Gate Keepers’

Bibliotheek Tentoonstelling

Van Abbemuseum & Asia Art Archive

Gratis/free screening: From Jean-Paul Sartre to Teresa

Teng: Contemporary Cantonese Art in the 1980s. 2010,

50 mins.

Documentaire door/documentary by

Asia Art Archive (www.aaa.org.hk)

As part of the Materials of the Future: Documenting Contemporary Chinese Art from 1980-1990 project, the Asia Art Archive has conducted over 70 in-depth videotaped interviews with artists, critics,curators and scholars on contemporary Chinese art in the 1980s. From a portion of these interviews, AAA has created a documentary film about experimental art in South China (Guangzhou) in the 1980s entitled From Jean-Paul Sartre to Teresa Teng: Contemporary Cantonese Art in the 1980s. Written, directed and produced by AAA, this documentary explores the impact of books, magazines and popular culture on the development of experimental art in Southern China in the 1980s. The 1980s was a seminal period in the history of contemporary art in China. Due to the proximity of Hong Kong, western ideas from translated books and articles, as well as popular culture in the form of TV shows and Canto pop, flooded over the border to Guangdong at the end of the Cultural Revolution. This influx of new ideas and popular culture sparked great excitement, debate and experimentation in the arts. Based on primary research, rare film footage and personal interviews with key artists, this documentary bears witness not only to the reading fever that gripped the Chinese art world in the 1980s, but also highlights the experimentalism and verve of artists and critics in South China whose contributions to the development of contemporary art have been long lasting and fundamental.

http://www.china1980s.org/en

 


 

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