Genk - Manifesta 9 - Opening 31 May & 1 June 201215/05/2012
Manifesta 9: The Deep of the Modern
2 June - 30 September 2012
Press and professional preview on May 31 and June 1, 2012.
For the first time in the history of Manifesta, the biennial will not only present an international, industry-leading selection of contemporary art. The exhibition will also consist of an impressive collection of historical works and will display the rich mining heritage in a surprising and innovative way to both local and international audiences.
Curator Cuauhtémoc Medina developed the concept for Manifesta 9, addressing the social and societal impact of the recent past in Limburg. The exhibition The Deep of the Modern will be presented as a triptych. For the first section, 35 international contemporary artists are invited to create new work, paying heed to regional context, linking the local theme with global issues. The art historical section provides an overview of works of art from the 19th and 20th Centuries, with the impact of the coal industry as their subject. The third section focuses on the extensive legacy that the Limburg mining industry has left behind.
Participating artists: Alexandrov, Grigori (USSR); Almarcegui, Lara (The Netherlands); Amalrik, Leonid, Dmitri (USSR); Amorales, Carlos (Mexico); Anthoine, Roger (Belgium); Apóstol, Alexander (Venezuela); The Ashington Group (U.K.); Becher, Bernd and Hilla (Germany); Beehive Design Collective (U.S.A.); Bevierre, Olivier (Belgium); Biscotti, Rossella (The Netherlands); Bissill, George (U.K.); Boltanski, Christian (France); Boom, Irma & Johan Pijnappel (The Netherlands); Brandt, Bill (U.K.); Broodthaers, Marcel (Belgium); Buckle, Janet (U.K.); Burian, Zdeněk (Czechia); Burtynsky, Edward (Belgium); Cain, Ben (Croatia); Campbell, Duncan (U.K.); Cavalcanti, Alberto (France); Claire Fontaine (France); Claus, Emile (Belgium); Cobb, Rev. Francis William (U.K.); Cornish, Norman (U.K.); Cvijanović, Nemanja (Croatia); Daykin, Gilbert (U.K.); Deller, Jeremy (U.K.); Demuth, Charles (U.S.A.); Durán, Manuel (Belgium); Ernst, Max (Germany); Furlan, Tomaž (Slovenia); Geers, Kendell (Belgium); Goldin+Senneby (Sweden); Granata, Rocco (Belgium); Gronbach, Eva (Germany); Grubic, Igor (Croatia); Habex, Jan (Belgium); Hair, Thomas Harrison (U.K.); Hammons, David (U.S.A.); Harrison, Tony (U.K.); van Harskamp, Nicoline (The Netherlands); Herman, Josef (U.K.); Heslop, Robert (U.K.); Hüner, Emre (Germany); IRWIN (Slovenia); Ivens, Joris and Henri Storck (The Netherlands and Belgium); Izquierdo, Jota (Mexico); Jafri, Maryam (Denmark); Jitrik, Magdalena (Argentina); Kaliski, Kevin (France); Karikis, Mikhail and Uriel Orlow (U.K.); Kessels, Willy (Belgium); Kilbourn, Oliver (U.K.); Konrad, Aglaia (Belgium); Kozakis, Nicolas and Raoul Vaneigem (Belgium); van Lieshout, Erik (The Netherlands); Long, Richard (U.K.); Luce, Maximilien (France); Luque, Manuel (Spain); Maciá, Oswaldo (Columbia); Martin, John (U.K.); Masereel, Frans (Belgium); Matthys, Michael (Belgium); McCullin, Don (U.K.); McGuinness, Tom (U.K.); McPhee, Don (U.K.); Meunier, Constantin (Belgium); Monko, Marge (Estonia); Moore, Henry (U.K.); Munby, Arthur (U.K.); Ni, Haifeng (China); Pabst, Georg Wilhelm (Austria); Perlee Parker, Henry (U.K.); Paulus de Châtelet, Pierre (Belgium); Raqs Media Collective (India), Rittase, William (U.S.A.); Robinson, William Heath (U.K.); Schlingelhoff, Bea (USA); Selander, Lina (Sweden); Shen, Kuai (Germany); Smithson, Robert (U.S.A.); Soi, Praneet (India/The Netherlands); Stella, Joseph (Italy/U.S.A.); Sutherland, Graham Vivien (U.K.); Thorpe, Denis (U.K.); Timmermans, Ante (Belgium/Switzerland); Tomaszewski, Yan (France); Toorop, Jan (The Netherlands); Torfs, Ana (Belgium); 2012 Architects & Refunc (The Netherlands); Vanden Eynde, Maarten (Belgium); Vega Macotela, Antonio (Mexico/The Netherlands); Venet, Bernar (France); Vercheval, Georges (Belgium); Vermeir, Katleen and Ronny Heiremans (Belgium); Visible Solutions LLC (Estonia); Woods, Paolo (The Netherlands/Haïti).
More information: http://manifesta9.org
Image: Caption of the pictures of the venue: former coal mine of Waterschei, Genk, Limburg, Belgium, Kristof Vrancken, 2011