I am in the studio, it is admin time. I open the mailbox, there is a new message from the photographer that documented my latest exhibition. He has provided the images of my work in tiff format only, so I convert the set to low-res jpegs in order to update my website and portfolio accordingly. Then I forward an earlier video work from 2008, via WeTransfer, to an artist-run space in Brussels. They are hosting a symposium on ‘Clean Aesthetics,’ but I won’t attend since my travel expenses cannot be reimbursed through “sudden budget limitations.” At the same time – upload time estimated at 2 hours and 41 minutes – I try to work through a pile of receipts I kept from my short residency in Riga earlier this year, as VAT returns are due in two days. Can I declare food and drink costs? The studio visit that was planned for later this afternoon was cancelled by the curator, and instead I spend some time on Facebook and Mousse Magazine’s website, rather than starting to read “Bells and Whistles: More Speculative Realism” by Graham Harman. Supposedly, this text could inform a new series of work... I leave the studio. I am taking over a shift from a colleague at the espresso bar...
The group exhibition "Ways of Working, According to an Office Desk" brings together works by Anca Benera and Arnold Estefan, Céline Berger, Dina Danish, Jakup Ferri, David Horvitz, Sally O’Reilly and Colin Perry, and revolves around the question: “How to profess, rather than how to professionalise?”
Curated by Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk (The Office for Curating, Rotterdam) in the framework of the 5½ Proposals to Work and Live in the Current Millennium programme by Oblique International (Patrícia Pinheiro de Sousa and Susana Pedrosa), in collaboration with Weronika Zielinska (Upominki, Rotterdam).
Exhibition from 12 April 2014 until 03 May 2014
Opening reception on Friday 11 April from 19.00 at Upominki, Rotterdam
After-party by Blu Heron Social Club, from 22.00 at
Café m'n Schoonmoeder
Pieter de Hoochstraat 20a-b
Free entrance to all activities.
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