Noordkaap in Munich
Noordkaap in Munich
In seven cities (respectively Munich, Istanbul, Cologne, Budapest, Lisbon, Brussels and Rotterdam) a series of exhibitions will be realized, with artists producing new work on location. The participating artists are encouraged to respond to local phenomena, folk customs and current social developments. The first exhibition, titled 'Adios Holanda', can be seen at the whiteBOX, Munich.
Adios Holanda artists
Achim Mohné/ Uta Kopp: REMOTEWORDS (DE), Hans van den Ban (NL), Nada van Dalen (NL), Extrapool (NL): Anna McCarthy (UK) and Rumpeln (DE), Fabian Hesse (DE), Daan den Houter (NL), Tassilo Letzel (DE), Tirzo Martha (AN), Filippo Minelli (IT), Federico d’ Orazio (IT), Abner Preis (US) en Yvo van der Vat (NL), Ron Petrol (DE), Tim Wu and Piko Be (DE).
Through this project, Noordkaap intends to interest in the phenomenon of populism among a wide audience, especially among people who don't normally come into contact with art. Performance artist and storyteller Abner Preis for example transforms a wasteland near the whiteBOX into a superhero training camp. Tassilo Letzel takes the audience on a bicycle tour along his favorite places in the city, which are core examples of how the urban environment has changed in recent years. In the true spirit of a marathon performance, Fabian Hesse, will read aloud from Germany's Book of Civil Law, and the Dutch artist Daan den Houter invites you to be a guest at his 'regular table,' which so happens to be above average size.
Noordkaap has joined forces with local and international partners for this European project. In Munich these consist of Lothringer13_Laden, whiteBOX, and Der Verein für Spielkultur Munich, who calls upon superheroes to register Abner Preis's training camp. The independent art initiative Extrapool from Nijmegen (NL) joins Noordkaap on their European tour, producing radio plays on the spot with local artists as part of their series Audiotoop. Extrapool also launches a series of wallpaper designed and created by local artists as part of the series SLIMTARRA.
Read here the review in art magazine 'Mister Motley' (only in Dutch...)
Each hosting city will have its own accompanying edition of the Noordkaap Times, a newspaper that features columns, previews, feature stories, design sketches, and so on. In the first edition, which appears in conjunction with the exhibition in Munich, you’ll find contributions of artists Federico D'Orazio and Arturo Hernández Alcázar among other. Art critic Machteld Leij reflects on the way in which the Dutch art scene has responded to the rise of populism. And sociologist and political scientist Merijn Oudenampsen attempts to explain the rise of populism in the light of the work of political theorists Chantal Mouffe and Ernesto Laclau. During the exhibition, the Noordkaap Times can be bought at the whiteBOX for only euro 2,-
whiteBOX, Kultfabrik at the gate, ask for Building 44
Grafinger Str. 6 D- 81671 München A
Thursday and Friday : 17:00-21:00
Saturday and Sunday: 15:00-20:00
- Abner Preis/ Noordkaap "Superhero trainingscamp", beach in front of the whiteBOX. Workshops take place on wednesday 22nd of June 10:00-12:00 and 15:00-17:00, friday 24th of June 10:00-12:00 and 17:00-19:00. Closing performance on friday the 24th of June 20:00-21:00. You can sign up for the superhero training camp through email@example.com
- Tassilo Letzel's bike tour is on: June 16, June 19, June 26 juni and July 3, departure time is 12:00 (noon), meeting point is the Bavaria statue at the Theresienweise square. The bike tour is approximately 40 kilometers long. You can sign up for the bike tours through firstname.lastname@example.org
- Extra night at the Noordkaap Complex screening videoworks by artist Alexander Schikowski. For dates keep an eye on the website or stay connected through facebook/ artspace noordkaap
- Finissage Adiós Holanda : Friday the 8th of July. Doors open at 20:00 PM at the whiteBOX Kultfabrik
Adiós Holanda and Noordkaap's European program are made possible by: Mondriaan Foundation, City of Dordrecht, Kulturreferat Munich, whiteBOX
Noordkaap is an artist-run organization from Dordrecht, the Netherlands, that investigates and translates current issues in society into an engaging, activist, visual art program for a broad audience. From 2011-2013 Noordkaap investigates the influence of populist movements in European society.