Antwerp - Kunsthal Extra City - Drawing Documents | Emre Hüner03/11/2010
November 19, 2010 – February 6, 2011
Opening: November 18, 2010 at 7pm
Drawing Documents presents recent artistic projects that explore the medium of the drawing in its relation to memory and the representation of history. Parallel to the widespread current artistic concern with history that focuses on the politics of historical narratives, and the ambiguity of photographic or filmic documents, a renewed interest has emerged in drawing as a means of recording reality and relating to past events. Found somewhere between the genres of history painting, writing, and visual documents such as photography and film, the medium presents unique possibilities and asks particular questions concerning the reception of reality and historiography.
Participating artists: Peter Blegvad, Ivan Grubanov, Christine Meisner, Xisco Mensua, Rinus Van de Velde, Florian Zeyfang.
EMRE HÜNER: ADVERSE STABILITY
Emre Hüner's multi-facetted artistic practice inquires into the imaginary of modernity and its afterlives. Alongside sculptural objects and drawings, the presentation centers on Emre Hüner's film Juggernaut (2009) that stages a scenario which revisits WWII and the Cold War era, and explores the intersection between scientific and social utopias, political propaganda, and mass culture. Based on an extensive archive of imagery and found materials, Emre Hüner's work investigates the language of modernist progress and its paradoxical heritage. His works are a systematic exploration of the relations between projection, imagination and materialization and application, mapping out the territory between visual form and the social-political impact of technologies.
Image: Rinus Van de Velde, Untitled, 2010, 120 cm x 150 cm, charcoal on paper, courtesy Galerie Zink - Tim Van Laere Gallery