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Wendelien van Oldenborgh - “From Left to Night”

29 April – 20 June 2015

63 Penfold Street, London, NW8

Wednesday to Saturday, 12-6pm

Wendelien van Oldenborgh’s (b. 1962, Rotterdam, Netherlands) commission was an experimental film production, embedded in The Showroom’s neighbourhood, in which a number of seemingly unconnected players, places, events and knowledges meet. Bringing together such elements including the nearby Paddington Green Police station where UK terror suspects are detained and questioned, a local hip hop artist, and the 2011 London riots, the ‘script’ was generated through the act of filming, with the full involvement of the characters.

Looking at what transpires from these encounters, the film explored socio-racial dynamics and behaviours, the governing systems and architectures which provoke and reinforce them, and the voice and language of the individual amidst it all. Material gathered in this process was brought together in cinematic and spatial language within an installation specially conceived for The Showroom.

A monograph of the artist’s work will be co-published by The Showroom, Sternberg Press and If I Can’t Dance in autumn 2015.

Biography

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Wendelien van Oldenborgh is based in Rotterdam, Netherlands. She has recently been awarded the prestigious Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for Art. Wendelien has participated in: “Confessions of the Imperfect, 1848 – 1989 – Today”, Van Abbemuseum, 2014; 54th Venice Biennial, 2011; 4th Moscow Biennial, 2011; 29th São Paulo Biennial, 2010; 11th Istanbul Biennial, 2009; and Berlinale Forum Expanded, 2011 and 2013. She has exhibited widely, including at the Generali Foundation, Vienna; the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Museum Sztuki, Lodz; Tranzitdisplay, Prague; Van Abbemusem, Eindhoven; Casco, Utrecht; M HKA, Antwerp.

This commission has received additional support from the Mondriaan Fund.

Event:

Preview: 28 April, 6.30–8.30pm at The Showroom (open to all; free admission)

Wendelien van Oldenborgh, Beauty and the Right to the Ugly, 2014 Metal structure with acoustic panels and display tables for borrowed works by Constant Nieuwenhuis; three chapters running over three screens subsequently. Total length 55 min. Installation view van Abbemuseum, photographs by Peter Cox. Wendelien van Oldenborgh, Beauty and the Right to the Ugly, 2014 HD video, Dutch and English spoken, English subtitles, 55 min. Courtesy Wilfried Lentz Rotterdam and the artist. Wendelien van Oldenborgh, Maurits Script, 2006, production still by Nienke Terpsma. Wendelien van Oldenborgh, No False Echoes, 2008. Installation in solo show As Occasions 2008, photography by Bob Goedewaagen. Wendelien van Oldenborgh, Instruction, 2009. Installation view at 11th Instanbul Biennial 2009. Photograph by Barbara Wagner. Courtesy Wilfried Lentz Rotterdam and the artist. Wendelien van Oldenborgh, Après la reprise, la prise, 2009. Slide-installation in architectural setting, Wilfried Lentz Rotterdam 2009, installation photography by Bárbara Wagner. Wendelien van Oldenborgh, Supposing I love you. And you also love me, 2011. Architectural setting with bench and projection: Montage of still images with dialogue sound, english subtitles, 13 minutes. Courtesy Wilfried Lentz Rotterdam and the artist. Wendelien van Oldenborgh, Cinema Bete & Deise, (2012- 2014) Architectural construction conceived for Vleeshal Middelburg with HD video 41 min. Courtesy Wilfried Lentz Rotterdam and the artist.
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