A group exhibition Parallax curated by artist and writer Artun Alaska Arasli (born in 1987 in Turkey, lives and works in The Netherlands). The title of the show Parallax is about a dichotomy of “frontness” and “backness”. Parallax is the apparent position of an object, or the displacement or the difference of it, as it is viewed from two different lines of sight. The show aims to literally highlight certain elements that deal with seemingness, hiddenness, object overlaps; this would correlate metaphorically into the notion of the remembrance, hindsight, reflection; an exploration of various definitions of a vantage point.

On show are Karel Martens’ prints on old archival cards from the Stedelijk Museum designed by Willem Sandberg, Doug Ashford’s Next Day, (2015-2016), an emotional appraisal of the press coverage of the 9/11 attacks in the New York Times, Anne Huijnen’s photographic series of flower blossoms on erotica, Lyndon Barrois Jr’s rearview mirror image of a getaway car, Renata De Bonis’ cyanotype prints developed in the moonlight and a poem from Emily Hunt called “Reflection Not Yet Linked to Another”. Other participants in Parallax are James Beckett, Moyra Davey, Sean Ervan Kuhnke, Christopher Meerdo, Daniel de Paula and Joke Robaard.

Artun Alaska Arasli is a visual artist and has curated numerous exhibitions in the past, most recently “Porcupine” at the Jan van Eyck Academy and “My, my. A Body Does Get Around” at our gallery in 2015. He studied at the Staedelschule in Frankfurt am Main and was a resident Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht in 2018-2019. Besides being an artist and curator, he also regularly writes for theater.

The exhibition begins Saturday 6 April without opening reception. The exhibition runs until Saturday May 11th, 2019 and coincides with Christian Nyampeta’s solo exhibition A Flower Garden of All Kinds of Loveliness Without Sorrow in the main space. On the final day of these exhibitions, there will be a goodbye party as the gallery leaves its current space for another location in the center of Rotterdam – details to be announced. Join us from 6pm on the 11th for food, drinks and a farewell to the Justus van Effen complex.


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