Witte de With invites you to the opening of its Summer exhibitions, please join us on Friday 16 June from 10 am - 11 am for the conversation between Artist Ahmet Öğüt and Particle Physicist Bilge Demirkoz, and 5 - 8 pm for exhibition openings.

Program

10 am: Artist Ahmet Öğüt in conversation with particle physicist Bilge Demirkoz (Free reservation required via this ticket link.)
4 pm: VIP and Press Preview
5 pm: Opening
6 pm: Opening speech by Defne Ayas, Director Witte de With
6.30 pm: Tour of Öğüt & Macuga by Ahmet Öğüt, with Goshka Macuga present
7.30 pm: Introduction of Cinema Olanda: Platform by artist Wendelien van Oldenborgh and curator Lucy Cotter
8 pm: Performance by the band Addiction

Exhibitions

Cinema Olanda: Platform


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Witte de With transforms into an adaptable platform for groups and individuals who have informed Cinema Olanda, artist Wendelien van Oldenborgh and curator Lucy Cotter’s presentation in the Dutch pavilion of the 57th Venice Biennale 2017. A series of changing presentations and six weeks of public events will be programmed by Quinsy Gario (Artist, Poet), Charl Landvreugd (Artist, Curator, Writer), Patricia Pisters and Esther Peeren (ASCA, University of Amsterdam), New Urban Collective (Jessica de Abreu, Mitchell Esajas), and First Things First (Katayoun Arian, Louise Autar, Max de Ploeg).

At 8 pm the band Addiction who featured in Wendelien van Oldenborgh's film for the Venice Biennial in the Dutch Pavilion will perform at Witte de With.

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Öğüt & Macuga

The exhibition is the result of Witte de With Director Defne Ayas’s pairing of two of the most important critically engaged artists of our times; Goshka Macuga and Ahmet Öğüt. Both artists’ interests are tied to political and historical contexts, distilled through a variety of media and strategies of representation that include performance, participatory event, sculpture, film, and installation. This process has led to realizations of parallel frames of reference, such as an engagement with the work of Karl Marx, photographer Miroslav Tichý, activist Angela Davis, and hacktivist Aaron Swartz.

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