Friday, May 16, 2014

NO SUCH POWER

ANAMI SCHRIJVERS































For the exhibition NO SUCH POWER Anami Schrijvers went to the Kilauea on Hawaii; one of the most active volcanoes on earth. Since 1983 the Pu'u O'o, a side vent of the volcano, has been in a constant state of eruption feeding a 60 square kilometre flow system. In the midst of this landscape, Schrijvers has made a cast using the flowing lava as sculptural material.


Amongst other new work, the resulting cast forms a pivotal piece in the exhibition. Both in a contextual and reassessing manner, the cast explores central ideas in the artist's sculptural practice. From the significance of material resistance to questions about identification and identity, the introduction of lava as a sculptural material shows how works can both reflect and absorb concepts and interpretation: causing expectations and intentions to be now reflected now swallowed up.


Opening Saturday 24 May, 20h00
Exhibition open from 29 May until 22 June
Thursday until Sunday from 12h00 – 18h00

Join us for the finissage of NO SUCH POWER with snacks and drinks on Sunday 22 June from 15h00 - 18h00.
 

NO SUCH POWER is supported by the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts.




Photos by Kate Bicât.