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  • W139 139 Warmoesstraat Amsterdam, NH, 1012 JB Netherlands (map)


At the end of a narrowing tunnel a surface of 400 m² has been turned into four wall paintings by: Fabian Herkenhoener, Judith Kisner, Lydia Balke and Paul Czerlitzki; attended with traces of Melle de Boer.

This exhibition focuses on the presence and absence of the Painter a Persona, whose activity has an existential to manic dimension, that also always impends to become a state of aporia at the same time. Here, painting is not negotiated as a medium but as an indigenous form of existence.

Opening : Friday 25th of August from 8:00 PM - 1:00 AM, with a performance by Melle de Boer. 



Just as a verbal language struggles for words, stutters, becomes repetitive and inconsistent or is stuck in interference, the conditions of a narrative of painting will emerge.
Alphabetically coded characters – or at least their rudiments – are still visible and presage a common verbal narrative.//
The initial symptoms of an alphabetization are crumbling. As information is not forwarded by verbalization, it gets replaced by a rhythm of simplified universal codes, that enables a schematic narrative.//
Abstracted patterns and icons make way for a symbolic narrative, which pretends to be decipherable by pictorial encoding, but withholds any legibility by tacitly grasping at nothing.//
Finally all language gives in with the complete release of images and signs, as it remains only conjectural as traces of a possible or former narrative.//
In all of these states the said-unsaid makes way for the inexpressible – but yet finds its way back to language.

Earlier Event: August 22
Later Event: September 2