Monument in flux
Screening Program Curated by Amirali Ghasemi
29 Oct – 4 Nov 2017
W139 – Amsterdam
With Studio 51(Babar Samadi & Navid Salajegheh), Bahman Kiarostami, Mohammad Hosseini, Susan Bayani, Sanaz Sohrabi, mo H. zareei, Mona Kakanj, Payam Mofidi & Jalaleddin Anvari
“Monument in flux” gathers artists, filmmakers and video essayists living across the globe, from North America to New Zealand via Iran, in the frame of the exhibition “Ideology Meets Implementation” at W139 in Amsterdam. The program tries to invite perspectives on the subject, the fluidity of monuments in our time and the constant changes they face, from ancient Tomb of Cyrus the Great to the unsteady Contemporary Pedestals, and from Sculptural Representations to Performance in Public Space, and from emergence of the Revolutions to fading traces of East Block Heritage, Monument are in the constant state of flux, reshaping and becoming according to what passes in front of them.
Striving towards free and independent explorations. W139 feels this is urgent now, more than ever. Activating and cultivating artistic and intellectual freedom. To fully trust this process and dare to build further upon that.
Currently, self-organized groups of artists are working on presentations for the space located in the center of Amsterdam. Each group embraces the principles and ambitions of W139 and is actively working to present worlds which one has never seen or experienced before. In developing site-specific presentations the groups are challenged to play a key and initiating role in amongst others the following areas of attention: moving beyond self-promotion, making sensitive, sensory and inclusive spaces, and generating wealth.
W139 is an artist-led production and presentation institution operating since 1979 as the beating heart of experimental artistic practices and providing room for risk.
More info on W139 website.