botanic sensibilities nourished by conversation

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Klupko is hosting a selection of works by

GRIGORIS RIZAKIS

based on his long-term research in botany

20 November – 30 November / 15:00-18:00

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For an appointment & address e-mail us:
klupkorooms@gmail.com

(Klupko is 10 min walk from Utrecht CS)

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The existential displacements along with a botanic sensibility are an integral part of the ongoing conversation. Grigoris Rizakis is invited to join us at Klupko by artist and writer Marianna Maruyama & some of her thoughts on the work will follow shortly. The conversation with Grigoris around his selected montages will be joined by Marianna Takou as well, a daily commoner at Klupko space.

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(un)homey edges of hospitality – with Ilse & Shila

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Our (un)homely encounter considers hospitality and hostility, the two words that share the same ancestral root. We follow a radical trail, in which homeless persons or refugees fleeing war are received in an intimate setting of private homes in a safe country.

30 October / 15:00 – 17:00

location: Goleb & De Vlugt / Burg de Vlugtlaan 125, Amsterdam

seat reservation by mail: klupkorooms@gmail.com

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Ilse van Liempt, the researcher on forced displacement and local emplacement, will join the hosts of the event, Igor Sevcuk & Go-Eun Im, together with Shila Hadji Heydari Anaraki, a PhD researcher who examines arrival infrastructures for people on the move without documents.

Following the short intros, the presentations from the field research and the unfolding conversation will closer illuminate (un)homey edges of hospitality.

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As an intermission, we will screen Black Film by Želimir Žilnik, 1971. The 14-minute film is a thought-provoking experiment in understanding the limits of hospitality and artistic involvement when it comes to the social exclusion of abject otherness. In the film, a group of homeless people – those who ideologically didn’t exist in socialist Yugoslavia – are invited to stay at the filmmaker’s house as he roams the city to address their ‘invisibility’.

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parallel exhibition at Klupko’s home grounds:

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part 2: the hosts and a few ghosts

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The meaning of home might change, not just for the homeless, but also for those at home. The two Klupko hosts, observe the ongoing crisis – ecological, political, and ethical – a crisis of sensitivity relating to otherness: on the run, at risk of extinction, or strangers within ourselves. The new series of Klupko encounters retrace home and its edges, as a relation one must seek to re-establish.

Visit us for the second part of the dialogue the hosts and a few ghosts at Klupko – a space where daily life, hospitality and artistic practice are intertwined.

The ghost guests include:

Jeanne Baret
Anna Atkins
Fanny Hesse

Walter Benjamin
Oxana Timofeeva

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14 October – 14 November / 15:00 – 20:00

For an appointment & address e-mail us:
klupkorooms@gmail.com

(Klupko is 10 min walk from Utrecht CS)

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The installed works consist of the following ruptures in co-ordinates of the familiar:

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En Tibi Herbarium

Go-Eun invites you to peek through a microlens into a green lab, the space of her latest film-in-process. The current rough cut is shown along with the painterly montage of the slides. These ongoing cinematic experiments rethink colonial inventions, such as herbarium practices. They depict the stories that grow when the old myths of modernity germinate in a different relationship as dislocated botanists, twisting the time of a smiling garden into a stroll to reminisce – to embrace repressed, estranged kinship.

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moon & horse – N.N. files

Igor’s sound installation consists of two stories played between scattered files investigating the cross-border memory of the disappearance of a migrant worker, N.N., in Berlin.

Tale 1: An I exiled to the Mediterranean coast has a vision illuminated by the moonlight just before the moon collides with I’s childhood apartment in Berlin, heralding the end of all territories.

Tale 2: N.N. reappears as a horse strolling in Berlin’s Tiergarten. He was an illegitimate child, homeless, partisan fighter, father of five, carpenter and migrant worker with a few severed fingers.

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open house: the hosts and a few ghosts

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You are warmly invited to visit our new space & the ongoing dialogue: the hosts and a few ghosts. With this summerly ‘open house’ we are introducing Klupko in the new locality: Lombok / Utrecht.

Besides the two hosts, Go-Eun Im and Igor Sevcuk, the cat in residency is also present: Lepa. A few drawings, a slide show & a sound installation are included.


August 4 – September 11  / 12:00 – 20:00

For an appointment mail us back or call:

klupkorooms@gmail.com

06-24854123


Klupko is 10 min walk from Utrecht CS, next to Ouderijnbrug / Old Rhine bridge.

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Later this year, the various guests will join us for the overlapping events. Our dialogues-in-process consider the plans to be announced in more detail:

a tapestry of the living world

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>> a moving picture of a dead cop << with belit sağ

_ a.k.a. do fictive images have tangible consequences? _

 

On Sunday, 14 January, we have rejoined with belit sağ to explore informally, associatively and collaboratively the politics of images; what they mean to us and how they affect us, our lives and realities.

This performative talk was the last part of “Guests, Ghosts and Gardening” encounters.

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part 2: Guests, Ghosts & Gardening

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part 2:

GUESTS
GHOSTS
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GARDENING

Part 2 of Guests, Ghosts & Gardening entangles all previous “klupko encounters”

apprehending experience of everyday, politics of hospitality, and situations that re-stage art practices and ways of coexistence. The afternoon program will include talks, screenings, performances and works (in-progress) with:

belit sağ, Lore Gablier, Laura Wiedijk, Marianna Maruyama, Teresa Maria Diaz Nerio, together with the hosts: Go-Eun Im & Igor Sevcuk.

This autumn Sunday program with a soup break you will find at following blog link and as a Facebook event.

We will gather on 23rd October from 4pm
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Goleb PS – Burg. De Vlugtlaan 125, Amsterdam

Nice wishes!

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Guests, Ghosts & Gardening

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belit sağ – video still from “Sept. – Oct. 2015, Cizre”, 2015

GUESTS
GHOSTS
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The series of encounters Guests, Ghosts & Gardening will open on October 1st with the exhibition at Klupko’s current homey setting. The title derives from the five previous encounters that took place in between scenes. They involved re-staging the intimate core of hosted art practices.

Klupko’s new encounters are now continuing its politics of hospitality and gentle slowing down for the general public too. Six artists will come together to interrelate their experiences of everyday echoing the outside world and its histories. belit sağ will join us with her essayist approach towards politics and poetics of media images, as well as sites of daily life excluded by the same media. She also invited Mehraneh Atashi‘s investigations of entangled life in which personal micro cosmos concur to the shaping of reality, changing the past and the memory. Our close neighbors and friends will contribute as well: Lisa Smithson will show a few gardening drawings, while Laura Wiedijk is tuning pareidolia of white noise and flower whispers. Teresa Maria Diaz Nerio will bring in a sculptural intervention dealing with how we construct shelters and symbolic homes during childhood, and how playfulness can be applied to overcome fears and hauntings.

As a follow up, on October 14th, a performance with belit sağ will take place in the Klupko house. Soon after, on October 16th, Marianna Maruyama will perform a gardening intervention in the nearby gravel lot.
All artists will re-join with Klupko hosts Go-Eun Im and Igor Sevcuk, together with Ana Nikitovic, Lore Gablier and other guests for additional talks, screenings and performances planned on October 23rd @ Goleb.

We very much look forward to welcoming you on this occasion of Klupko – room(s) & daily art situations:

Opening:
Sutarday, 1 October, 5-9pm – Guests, Ghosts & Gardening @ Da Costastraat 37-I, Amsterdam

Exhibition dates:
2 Oct – 6 Nov, Friday through Sunday, 2-6pm

Performances:
Postponed – belit sağ‘s performance @ Da Costastraat 37-I, Amsterdam
Sunday, 16 October, 8am – Marianna Maruyama @ Elandsgracht 150, Amsterdam

Talks, viewings & performances:
Sunday, 23 October, 4-6pm @ Goleb, Burg. de Vlugtlaan 125, Amsterdam
With:
Marianna, Teresa, Laura, belit, Go-Eun, Igor, Ana, Lore, & other guests

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some background thoughts: G… G & G

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Mehraneh Atashi – “Flowers”, 2010 c-print, 30×30

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hosting the m/other voices: field trip #12

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HOSTING the M/OTHER VOICES: Field Trip #12

date: 5 July, 2016 _ _ _ _ _ _ _ time: 7pm _ _ _ _ _ _ place: klupkorooms / amsterdam

 

The m/other voices are a base for critical reflection on how the two different modes of labor – that of mothering and that of participating in the art world – co-exist in ones daily life and the strategies implied within. The Field Trips are informal gatherings based on mutual exchange and engagement, through which a common vocabulary and a collective understanding of contemporary sociopolitical issues related to art- and maternal labor can be built upon. One of the tasks for the Field Trip participants has been to reflect on their art practice from an axis between their mothering labor and their art production labor. The presentations can take form in various ways and up to now they have included performance, sculptural installation, re-enactments, presentation of archives, talks and more. http://www.mothervoices.org

 

Field Trip #12

Shira Richter is a feminist artist, independent scholar and artivist. She is the director of an award winning adventure film ‘Two States of Mind’ about women’s and mother’s voices regarding the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, creator of photography exhibitions and installations about the value and status of mothers in society, a writer, visual performance lecturer, curator and advocate for gentle and ethical communication. Her projects act as an interface- or “multi-bridge” between academic knowledge, art, and contemporary activism. “Walking the Talk in my everyday life is the challenge”. She lives in Israel with her partner, two children and three cats.

Formore information and to host a Field Trip at your space/s of work, please write to info@mothervoices.org

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Rootprints, with Mahmoud Bakhshi & Christine Moldrickx

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ROOTPRINTS

The new Klupko encounters welcome Mahmoud Bakhshi and Christine Moldrickx to  abdicate our domestic dominion once again: making room for guests, those most elusive of beings who come – between us – to be at home.

The current exhibition with Mahmoud and Christine is situated in Da Costabuurt in Amsterdam.
It is open from 10 May-12 June, from Monday to Sunday, 1-6 pm.
You will receive details on ‘how to arrive’ upon mailing your visiting date and time to: klupkorooms@gmail.com.

Exhibition:

Rootprints consider both very elusive and very proximate – ghostly –  relationships. It is on the occasion of this ghostly other that “I” catch sight of “me”; or “we” catch sight of “us” at an unknown time and place.

Mahmoud Bakhshi employs a “reversed blow-up” to retrace the curious found footage of motionless workers in the forest, lost in history and now here again, leading us to the ‘nowhere’ of an interpersonal space. Christine Moldrickx joins us with a few interventions, as starting point, the print of her father and his father standing motionless on their family’s acre. Other prints are ‘holding’ the snippets with words, collected and forgotten in-between translations, in their anarchic state re-entering language – forest containing all the roots.

During our talks we have referred to Klupko’s bookshelves, while our working title is derived from Hélène Cixous’ book Rootprints, Memory and Life Writing. As an extra reference we have watched and decided to include the video Lost Village. This work considers Igor Sevcuk’s family expedition into the woods of Bosnia, in search for the spot where the found footage – a photograph of a church community from the beginning of the previous century – was taken.

In the resulting network of rootprints the manifold other is resonating within us. It is our friend, lover, co-traveler, or a presence from the region of nowhere: from the everywhere of thought. Not only are we in space, but also in time, collecting and recollecting what no longer is present, anticipating what is not yet.

Upcoming:

Parallel to the exhibition in the Klupko’s base, during the months of May and June we will organize a few excursions and interventions with artist friends at our Bijlmer garden. This will entail follow-ups at Klupko’s house too: stay tuned!

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