Meatdistrict 08 Feb 2007 - 01 Apr 2007
Gal Kinan (ISR), Richard Stipl (CAN), Sergey Bratkov (UKR), Kerstin Drechsel (GER), Andres Serrano (USA), Enrique Marty (ES), Aram Tanis (NL), Rachel Kneebone (UK), Desiree Palmen (NL)
Curator: Nous Faes (director MAMA)
Grand opening: Thursday February 8th 19.00 - 23.00
Today, many trends in contemporary art are focussing on ideas, concepts and the realm of thought, instead of on the mere 'vulgar' celebration of the flesh.
Meatdistrict shows work by artists who take our flesh and bones, our human body as subjective, existential starting-point. Whether it's about people turned into machines by their social and political environment or about lesbian fantasies and dark desires, the common ground for this show is basically meat.
For we exist in the world through our flesh and bone. Our meat is the library of our experiences and our skin is the surface through which we negotiate what exists outside and inside of us. (Ken Pratt)
Courtesy / Thanks to:
Richard Stipl (CAN) - Christopher Cutts Gallery Toronto
Sergey Bratkov (UKR) - Transit Mechelen
Kerstin Drechsel (GER) - Laura Mars Grp Berlin
Enrique Marty (ES) - Artspace Witzenhausen Amsterdam
Bea de Souza London
Rijksakademie for visual arts Amsterdam
Flora Fairbairn London
Ken Pratt London