Thomas van Linge - GIVE UP THE GHOST19 Oct - 16 Nov 2019HERO IS PROUD TO PRESENT 'GIVE UP THE GHOST', THOMAS VAN LINGE’S FIRST SOLO SHOW AT THE GALLERY.
In 'Give up the Ghost', van Linge turns the gallery into an immersive, narrative installation in which he presents a body of new floor and wall-based works. In act of willful regression, he strips the space of its gallery-like qualities and restores it to the vacant warehouse it once was.
The warehouse is now the venue for an epic party, a rave that, judging from the look of the works and the general ambiance, is almost over. We are, perhaps, in the last moments of the after party. Everyone has been partying all night. They’re still having fun, chasing it all till the break of dawn and beyond. But slowly, almost unnoticed, a faint note of unease has crept into the party’s collective consciousness. It is an intimation that at some point the party must come to an end. So it is that we have arrived at that rare and fleeting moment of equilibrium between energy and exhaustion, between hope and doubt, pleasure and regret. But for the moment the music is still pumping…
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IDEAL-TYPESopening exhibition 27 Jan - 31 Mar 2018Formulated by Alfredo Cramerotti, with additional input by Elsa Barbieri on behalf of Art Contemporary, Partnership.
Exhibition Launch Evening: Saturday 27 January 2018 from 17 hrs
Tomoko Mukayama: Piano concert at 19 hrs
Live set by Wanderwelle
HE.RO is pleased to present a major exhibition of the work of 16 international artists to mark the launch of their new gallery space in Amsterdam North. The inaugural exhibition is an episodic narrative that takes its name from a term developed by the sociologist Max Weber. For him, “ideal-types” are models that share characteristic with actual real-life objects but do not derive from or correspond to any specific example; that is, they hold no relation to an external reality to represent.
What drives the exhibition therefore is the desire for a seductive kind of verisimilitude, at the same time meticulous and insubstantial; borrowing an expression from the critic Adam Jasper in relation to video games, “you can walk through a hedge without disturbing a leaf.” The declared ambition of the curators of the show is the study of the internal logic of a foreign world.
Embracing uncertainty rather than defined knowledge, the exhibition opens up to the possibility of reading things differently, without claiming representation. Philosophically speaking, it proposes un-knowing in order to make room to accommodate something we don’t know [yet].
A number of works presented in the gallery have been especially commissioned and realized for the show. Among others, a new sculptural installation by Athanasios Argianas, work on paper based on an original 18th century etching by Fabrizio Cotognini, and an installation / performance by Gernot Wieland, which will be premiered at the launch evening. Other works are by artists never shown in the Netherlands before, reflecting the goal of the new gallery’s program that aims to present in Amsterdam the best of the international contemporary art production.
The exhibition is curated by Alfredo Cramerotti, Director, MOSTYN, and Head Curator, APT Global Artist Pension Trust, in dialogue with the artists and with the additional support by Elsa Barbieri.