The Vulnerable Body20th January 2018 - 11th March 2018
Location: CBK Zuidoost, Anton de Komplein 120, 1102 DR Amsterdam, Netherlands
Het Haperende Lichaam (The Vulnerable Body) Participating artists:
Liz Atkin (UK), Gita Hacham (NL/Sweden), Sonja Hillen (NL), Ji-Min Huang (NL), Raymond Huisman (NL), Jan Kleingeld (NL), ), Hannah Laycock (UK), Immy Mali (Uganda), Jo Pearson (UK), Aram Tanis (NL), Siobhan Wall (UK/NL), Rosalinde C. Zeidman (NL), Helen Zeru (Ethiopia)
'The Vulnerable Body' is an exhibition of artworks about the physical limitations of the body and/or the impact of emotional distress. In this exhibition, 'Illness' or impairment is not always understood as something depressing or negative, but as an experience which can't be ignored in everyday life. Physical and emotional suffering is something everyone is affected by at some point in their life, so this group show is about what is both familiar and strange or unexpected. The thirteen (international) artists participating in The Vulnerable Body make (often) intimate work about bodily or emotional differences that are very much part of their lives or someone close to them. For some artists in the show, making art has a therapeutic effect. For others it is a way to visualise the reality of living with their own or others' susceptible, unreliable bodies.
The exhibition will open in January 2018, Sat January 20th and closes on Saturday March 31th.
Curators: Renske de Jong (CBK Zuidoost) and Siobhan Wall (artist/curator). For both of us, the theme of illness has personal relevance and for a long time we were looking forward to bringing together the diverse artworks for this show. As curators, we wanted to create a themed exhibition about the way artists are affected by their own or other people's physical and emotional vulnerabilities. © Translation Siobhan Wall 2017
CBK Zuidoost has been offering varied intercultural programming in visual arts for 30 years now.