Exhibition

Benjamin Francis – The removal of the eye

8 May 2021 – 13 Jun 2021

Regular hours

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
14:00 – 18:00
Friday
14:00 – 18:00
Saturday
14:00 – 18:00
Sunday
14:00 – 18:00

Free admission

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Amsterdam
Noord-Holland, Netherlands

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Keep Me clean
Use Me well
What I see
I’ll never tell

We can see something peeking through right, or have we become numb to its growth?

Cleansing and rinsing ourselves from the unwanted dirt. Just like bringing our cars to a carwash, we routinely bring our bodies to a place for cleaning, in which we collectively park them on a daily basis, in order to detach ourselves from the dust that lingers. That what smells and is normally present on the surface, is now being masked by the soapy antigenic surfactants that remove its ability to grow further. Yet most of  its material is still there, just like the veins running underneath our skin will sometimes surface. Instead of cleansing I would call it neutralizing. Neutralizing implies, in the CIA’s professional terminology, the elimination of a leader, but could also refer to removing a possible threat.

The removal of the eye is the first of three presentations by Benjamin Francis, who graduated from ArtEZ BEAR Fine Art Arnhem in 2020.

The exhibition can be visited by private appointment only. Please book a time slot here: https://calendly.com/paktamsterdam/private-appointment-at-p-akt?month=2021-05

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Exhibiting artists

Benjamin Francis

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