A project by the Master of Fine Art programme of the Piet Zwart Institute – Willem de Kooning Academy.
From Saturday April 3 – Sunday April 18, 2010
Opening: Thursday April 1, 19h
As a group, the upcoming graduates of the Piet Zwart Institute represent a diverse approach to visual art. We are a group grappling, like a village, with our collective and individual practices and ideologies. We bicker and we become lovers, we share and we steal. We are made up of priests, butchers, bankers, carpenters, and painters. Each of us, in other words, contributes a distinct identity and function to our community, housed under one roof.
In exhibiting for the first time as group, we are interested in placing our wares in a space outside of the one we are bound to, to move our practices together outside our village walls. What will occur from this transplantation? Carnival or Lent? Anarchy or order? Our show is an experiment in the haphazard, organic formation of a tight-knit group whose work, in its difference, allows one to experiment with the unforeseen cohesion of our Bruegel’s Village.
Ghislain Amar, Derek Brunen, Diana Duta, Priscila Fernandes, Bitsy Knox, Tom Kok, Sjoerd van Leeuwen, Bat Sheva Ross, Marnie Slater, Jay Tan, Selina Taylor, and Annie Wu.
Original Image: Pieter Bruegel, The Fight Between Carnival and Lent, 1559.
Adapted by Jay Tan 2010.