Amada Ross-Ho (l) and Bas van den Hurk (r)

Bas van den Hurk (l) and Thomas I'Anson (r)

Untitled (Suit $1), 2012,  mixed media

Untitled (Suit #1), 2012,  in collaboration with Sanne Jansen

overview  Gedi Sibony (r)

overview Josh Smith (r),  Gedi Sibony (l)

overview Rachel Koolen (l), Koen  Delaere (m), Amanda Ross-Ho (r)

overview, Rachel Koolen  

overview, Klara Liden  

invitation

EXHIBITIONS

Comrades of Time
Project Space Tilburg, 2012
curator: Bas van den Hurk

Josh Smith (USA)
Klara Liden (SWE)
Rachel Koolen (NL)
Thomas I'Anson (UK)
Koen Delaere (NL)
Amanda Ross-Ho (USA)
Gedi Sibony (USA)
Bas van den Hurk (NL)

Press Release COMRADES OF TIME
Project Space Tilburg / May 13 – June 24

AMANDA ROSS-HO (USA) / RACHEL KOOLEN (NL) / JOSH SMITH (USA) THOMAS I’ANSON (GB) / KOEN DELAERE (NL) / KLARA LID?N (SE)
GEDI SIBONY (USA) / BAS VAN DEN HURK (NL)
curator: Bas van den Hurk

Project Space Tilburg is delighted to present the exhibition Comrades of Time.
The exhibition's title is adopted from the eponymous text of Boris Groys from 2009. “Ours is a time in which we reconsider – not abandon, not reject, but analyse and reconsider – the modern projects”, in his text Boris Groys pleas for a reconsideration of modernity, not a rejection, not an embrace, but a reconsideration. Comrades of Time is about the renewed position of canonical arts - painting, drawing, sculpture - in a mediated and networked society.

A painting that used to be merely visible for a small group of people, can nowadays be on the net by one simple action and appear as a global image. What does this new relationship to images do to the position of art in society?

The exhibition explores a renewed confidence in the fundamental possibilities of art and artists using canonical forms and their relation to modernist principles – formalism, abstraction, repetition, expression, autonomy. For this exhibition Dutch artists and young talent are brought together with artists that are internationally leading. The exhibition is a combination of new and existing works, using openness and reflexivity.

The issue brought forward is how modernist ideas continue in our time. How can we reconsider the vanguard heritage? In what way can a particular reconsideration in canonical art-forms keep its social relevance? In a time dominated by networks and media, perhaps in a less rigid form than that of the historical Avant-garde?

Related to the exhibition a debate is organised in Museum de Pont: 'In its Autonomy Art becomes most Social'. Additional information about this debate will be send to you by the end of May.

Exhibition
May 13 – June 24 2012
opening hours: Wednesday – Sunday 11 – 17 pm

Project Space Tilburg
Stationsstraat 38-40
5038 ED Tilburg
The Netherlands

www.comradesoftime.com / info@comradesoftime.com
contact: Bas van den Hurk +31 (0) 6 122 65 152

Made possible by
Mondrian Foundation Amsterdam, IKA Tilburg, Foundation BKVB Amsterdam

Collaborating Partners
Basisschool de Elzen, Fontys Academie, Tilburg, Vrije School, Tilburg, AKV/ St. Joost (BA and MFA) Breda/ Den Bosch.