Exhibition

Noise! Frans Hals, Otherwise

29 Sep 2018 – 27 Jan 2019

Frans Hals Museum, Hal

Haarlem
North Holland, Netherlands

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  • Haarlem Central Station

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Frans Hals extended the representational conventions of portraiture. Reviving Hals’ movements against the protocols of his time, the exhibition Noise! Frans Hals, Otherwise brings together contemporary artworks that similarly play with and speculate on the notion of portraiture.

About

There is movement in the work of the seventeenth-century painter Frans Hals. A movement towards noise: the disintegration of order and form. This is not only true of Hals’s loose and free painterly style but also of his choice of subjects. As well as depicting wealthy members of society, Hals also introduced people of lower social standings into his portrait paintings. With this innovative approach, Frans Hals thus opened up the genre of portraiture.

Taking these aspects of Hals’s work as points of departure, the exhibition Noise! Frans Hals, Otherwise brings together contemporary artworks that similarly play with and speculate on the notion of portraiture and its meaning today. Across four chapters, the relation of these works to topics such as representation, identity and agency within contemporary visual culture is developed, while the works themselves, along with selected works by Hals, grow progressively noisier.

With: Anna-Sophie Berger, Vittorio Brodmann, Xinyi Cheng, Stephan Dillemuth, Nicole Eisenman, Hamishi Farah, Justin John Greene, Ivy Haldeman, Tom Humphreys, Jacqueline De Jong, Özgür Kar, Kiki Kogelnik, Sarah Lucas, Perri MacKenzie, Alan Michael, Jill Mulleady, Simphiwe Ndzube, Josip Novosel, HC Playner, Pilvi Takala, Siebren Versteeg, Gillian Wearing

Curators

Melanie Bühler

Exhibiting artists

Kiki Kogelnik

Xinyi Cheng

Simphiwe Ndzube

Özgür Kar

Gillian Wearing

Gillian Wearing

Stephan Dillemuth

Pilvi Takala

Ivy Haldeman

Tom Humphreys

Anna-Sophie Berger

Josip Novosel

Justin John Greene

Vittorio Brodmann

Siebren Versteeg

Jill Mulleady

HC Playner

Alan Michael

Hamishi Farah

Nicole Eisenman

Perri MacKenzie

Jacqueline de Jong

Sarah Lucas

Sarah Lucas

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