18 November 2011 – 15 January 2012 - Opening Thursday 17 November 2011 at 7 pm
By Hans van Houwelingen and Jonas Staal
Curated by Mihnea Mircan
Extra City Kunsthal Antwerpen, for more information: www.extracity.org
The exhibition introduces two remarkable artistic practices concerned with the dilemmas of public art in the Netherlands and beyond. Although belonging to different generations, and conceiving the political responsibility of the artist in distinct ways, the practices of Hans van Houwelingen and Jonas Staal are connected by a sustained polemic within the genre of monumental art, unravelling the political desires and anxieties that monuments thread together and 'set in stone', reopening the debates about recent history that monuments seek to terminate.
Until the 11th of December, the exhibition Hans van Houwelingen: Until It
Stops Resembling Itself curated by Mihnea Mircan, is on view at Stroom
Den Haag. Together with this exhibition the publication Hans van Houwelingen: Undone was made. The volume contains contributions by Mark Jarzombek, David Riff, Jonathan Dronsfield, Gerald Raunig, Marina Vishmidt, Julia Bryan-Wilson, Brian Dillon, Jonas Staal, among others. It is designed by Metahaven and published by Jap Sam Books. The publication has been made possible by the financial support of Stroom Den Haag, Extra City Kunsthal Antwerpen, Fonds BKVB and Stichting Stokroos.