02 Amsterdam Art Gallery
- Weesperplein 4B
Amsterdam Art is committed to strengthening Amsterdam’s position as an international contemporary art hub. Throughout the year, we promote the most cutting-edge artists and exhibitions in the city. Especially for Amsterdam Art Week 2021, we invited curator Aude Christel Mgba (alumnus of De Appel’s Curatorial Programme and co-curator of sonsbeek20-24) to curate this exhibition at our gallery space in Capital C.
The situation is fluid is a multimedia exhibition of painting, photography, performance, sculpture, drawing, installation by 15 artists who participated in a residency in Amsterdam between 2000 and 2021. The selection seen here presents works made in residency, which resonate with the struggles of our contemporary world-in-crisis and, also, works that speak of a search for groundedness. They address exploitation and destruction of material and natural resources and their impact on the climate and all beings, gender and racial disparities, geopolitical crises, authoritarian regimes, land occupation, migration, coloniality of archives and knowledge. These issues are addressed by embodying – directly or indirectly – the idea of fluidity, distortion, liquidity, connectivity, transversality, and by proposing counter narratives and alternative stories that draw on the personal and the collective.
Artists: Adriana Arroyo, Tyna Adebowale, Daniel Barroca, Houcine Bouchiba, Gaëlle Choisne, Philipp Gufler, Domenique Himmelsbach de Vries, Jisun Kim, Astrid Nobel, Wes Mapes, Katja Novitskova, Avery Preesman, Ayman Ramadan, Ephrem Solomon, Raed Yassin, Guy Woueté