Italy - Florenz - Villa Romana - Aglaia Konrad en Willem Oorebeek - Monolith/ life17/10/2011
Aglaia Konrad and Willem Oorebeek
30 September - 4 November 2011
"Monolith/ life" is a joint exhibition by Aglaia Konrad (born in Austria, in 1960) and Willem Oorebeek (born in the Netherlands, in 1953). Both live in Brussels but have never exhibited together before. While Aglaia Konrad explores the structure of spaces and perspectives, the appropriation of space and the composition of social forms through the medium of photography and film, Willem Oorebeek works with levels of perception in the printed and pictorial media.
The "Monolith/ life" exhibition thematizes the presentation of films in a space installation developed specially for the rooms of the Villa Romana in collaboration with the Belgian architect Kris Kimpe. It is accompanied by a printed edition, which bears a motif based on Bruegel's "Tower of Babel".
Aglaia Konrad has taken part in numerous international exhibitions, including among others "documentaX", 1997 in Kassel, "Cities on the Move" 1998 and 1999 (Bordeaux, New York, London, Helsinki, Vienna), the Shanghai Biennale 2000, "Gazes of Architecture on the Body", Tokyo Wonder Site and Museum of Contemporary Art, Kumamoto (2010), as well as "In the First Circle" and the Barcelona Tapies Foundation (2011). In 2009, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Siegen granted Aglaia Konrad and Armin Linke a joint exhibition.
Willem Oorebeek has simultaneous exhibitions in the autumn of 2011 in both the Robert Miller Gallery in New York and at Modern Art in London. In 1994, he had a solo exhibition in the Witte de With in Rotterdam, and in 1997 his art was on display in the Netherlands Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. His works were exhibited at the Generali Foundation in Vienna (2011), at the Culturgest in Lisbon (2008), at the SMAK in Ghent (2006), at the Badischer Kunstverein in Karlsruhe (2004) and in the Boymans-van Beuningen Museum, Rotterdam (1988; 2001), among others.
Image: Aglaia Konrad, Angertal, 2011, video
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