Morality will be inaugurated by two initial acts, proposed as a parallel situation between interrelated statements about our relationship to the world and to images.

Act I: Beautiful from Every Point of View
10 October 2009 – 10 January 2010

Act II: From Love to Legal
10 October 2009 – 7 February 2010

Opening on Friday 9 October, 6 – 9 p.m.
Performance by Spartacus Chetwynd, btwn 7 – 9 p.m.

Act II: From Love to Legal reveals the different forms that the gray area that we inhabit between images and power may take. Exploring references to biographical, anecdotal, personal and factual histories, with Act II we want to suggest a cyclical trajectory that originates in private life, in a space and a time in which, in Barthes’ words, one “is not an image, an object”. Does this mean that there is a space and a time in which we are able to remain outside the spaces of power, truth, and morality?

From Love to Legal brings together a selection of contemporary artworks that confront such oppositions between anecdotal and factual, personal and historical, making it problematic for us to separate desire from even the most ascetic relationship to the world.

Featured artists

Isa Genzken, Joachim Koester, Christodoulos Panayiotou, Isabelle Pauwels, Mark Raidpere, Tobias Rehberger, Nedko Solakov, Danh Vo, Peter Wächtler, Katarina Zdjelar.

The Triumph of Death and King Midas

Friday 9 October, 7 – 9 p.m.
Performances by Spartacus Chetwynd

Spartacus Chetwynd (London, 1973) gained recognition with her baroque, musical and surreal performances featuring humorous image quotations from art history, literature linked to pop and folktales. The performance or two mimes entitled The Triumph of Death and King Midas are performed by the accompanying band the Princes in the Tower, and together they will perform the narratives from Cautionary Tales.

This is the first project to be developed in the framework of a performance cycle that culminates in 3 days of stage events in the Spring of 2010.

Program curated by Renske Janssen.

Free Guided Tours

(NB not for groups)

  • Every Wednesday at 3 p.m. by a staff member (in English/Dutch) – FREE (excl. entry price)
  • Every Sunday at 3 p.m. (in English/Dutch) – FREE (excl. entry price)

For other guided tours

  • For groups (10 and up)
  • On other days / times
  • In other languages (Arabic, English, French, German, Polish, Spanish)
  • Upon request and payment – 60€.

More information and contact via +31 (0)10 4110144 or by e-mail: [email protected]

—Supported by

Danish Arts Council
Cypriot Ministry of Culture