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Eemplein 77, (Eemhuis)
3812 EA, Amersfoort

Open Tue to Sun 10-17

033 4225030info@kunsthalkade.nl

Due to an internal renovation, KAdE will be closed until August 23. However, you can visit Hans Op de Beeck's new installation In De Elleboog at Langegracht 36. From August 24 the exhibition Sleep! will be on display at KAdE.

Jon Pylypchuk, Just sit back and recount the violence of one year, 2008, 400 x 400 cm (various dimensions / dimensions variable), mixed media, Courtesy Alison Jacques Gallery, London, photo Peter Cox for Kunsthal KAdE, 2009
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Wonderland Through the Looking Glass

01.05.2009 - 28.09.2009

'Wonderland' features over twenty artists, the vast majority of whom are from abroad. Artists who seek the imagination in expressive and "extreme" ways.

Artist(s):
Chiho AIshima
Maartje Korstanje
Tim Lewis
Paul Morrison
Patricia Piccinini
Barbara Polderman
Jon Pylypchuk
Jen Ray
Karen Sargsyan
Hinke Schreuders
Chris Jones
Angelo Filomeno
Marcel Dzama
Kathrine Ærtebjerg
Rina Banerjee
Hernan Bas
Jake Chapman
Dinos Chapman
Martha Colburn
Liz Craft
Henry Darger
Nathalie Djurberg
Mathew Weir

Artists: Chiho AIshima, Rina Banerjee, Hernan Bas, Jake Chapman, Dinos Chapman, Martha Colburn, Liz Craft, Henry Darger, Nathalie Djurberg, Marcel Dzama, Angelo Filomeno, Chris Jones, Maartje Korstanje, Tim Lewis, Paul Morrison, Patricia Piccinini, Barbara Polderman, Jon Pylypchuk, Jen Ray, Karen Sargsyan, Hinke Schreuders, Mathew Weir, Kathrine Ærtebjerg

'Wonderland, Through the Looking Glass' is the opening exhibition of the new Kunsthal KAdE in Amersfoort, Netherlands. KAdE's ambition is to put together a national-level program with an international dimension.

'Wonderland' features over twenty artists, the vast majority of whom are from abroad. Artists who seek the imagination in an expressive and 'extreme' way. Their work is figurative, narrative - verging on the anecdotal -, surreal and absurd. They work from their own imagination, but also draw on existing fairy tales, myths and "ethnic" traditions. The parallel worlds created by the artists are autonomous, but may also contain references to social and political themes. The work appeals to the viewer's imagination, appeals to memories, emotions and subcutaneous feelings and can also invite reflection on 'real life'.

The trend of explicitly narrative and anecdotal work - in the tradition of tableaux vivants - has been increasingly visible within contemporary art, particularly on the international gallery circuit, for about ten years. The work goes against the "laws" of modernism, which for decades dominated thinking about contemporary art and in which the literary/narrative/ornamental was taboo.

The artists in "Wonderland, Through the Looking Glass" break away from conceptual doctrine by addressing the viewer through the path of imagination. A number of artists are creating new works especially for the exhibition.

Now:The Silent Reflection

27.01.2024 - 28.07.2024
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