Weekend #2

28 Jan 2017 – 29 Jan 2017

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11:00 – 19:00
11:00 – 19:00

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In the spirit of Ian Wilson’s practice, an ambitious program of performances, concerts, lectures, and screenings entitled The Weekends will take place in and around KW, and throughout the city until May 2017.


Each part of the program is driven by a larger interest in dialogical formats and the roles of the voice, sound and dematerialized practices in art.


Germaine Kruip: A Square, Spoken (2015–2016)

For KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Germaine Kruip will rework and adapt her recent monologue-based performance A Square, Spoken (2015) in consideration of Ian Wilson’s work on shapes as the last physical remnants of his practice before he resorted to total dematerialization in order to realize a concept. The script for this one-on-one performance is drawn from historical quotes on the concept of ‘the square’ by artists, scientists, and historians, including: Kazimir Malevich, Josef Albers, Carl Jung, Claes Oldenburg, Galileo Galilei, Ad Reinhardt, Lygia Pape, and Chinese proverbs. In the process, A Square, Spoken re-visits and re-contextualises historical and art historical shifts in understandings of the square, as a form and concept, as well as the new meanings it has acquired over time. 


Germaine Kruip’s (* 1970 in Castricum, NL, lives and works in Amsterdam, NL) work expresses the tensions and connections between formal abstraction and spiritual traditions. With a background in theatre and scenography, she examines techniques of staging such as light, sound, duration and isolation. With a predilection for ephemeral objects she turns her artworks into performative agents that provoke a new understandings of space and time, and how we move through it.


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