Askeaton Contemporary Arts are delighted to take part in KUNSTVLAAI 2014 'From Safety to Where? I Love the Feeling of Being Slightly Lost'
ACA have invited artists Stephen Brandes and Fiona Larkin to present their artworks during the event.
Stephen Brandes will show his new artwork 'The Last Travelogue of Albert Sitzfleisch'. Well-known for his interplay of words and visual language as a means of revealing far-flung stories packed with layers of detail and incident, Stephen Brandes often evokes streaks of absurdism and satire in his work. Albert Sitzfleisch, a fictional traveller, reports from his journey across Europe, commenting on its recent history. The excerpts from his diary reflect his uncertain position when faced with cultural difference.
Fiona Larkin's 'Wolfs Den – Do Onto Others', is centred on a collection of denim jackets, sourced from second hand shops Larkin visits. She reflects on their previous incarnation as the clothes of a stranger she has never met. They are then embroidered with the text Wolfs Den, words once fleetingly seen by the artist on a stranger’s jacket in New York. The phrase is never explained by Larkin; rather she suggests that the mysterious use of these words is similar to entering an unknown space, one that could be feared like an actual wolf ’s den. The jackets can be borrowed during Kunstvlaai.
Kunstvlaai is a bi-annual, multi-day celebration of art(ist-run) initiatives, representing a broad spectrum of initiatives that manifest themselves through their indicative programming and aspirations for experimentation. Founded in 1997, worldwide the event has become the oldest, recurring event that focusses on art initiatives.
The programme of Kunstvlaai 2014 reflects the three parameters that form the base of every art initiative, namely space, people and context. This year taking place in Amstelpark, Amsterdam, around 50 European artist-led spaces will present themselves through a spatial intervention and participation in Spaces in Dialogue, a three-day programme of round table discussions, designed to facilitate dialogue between initiatives.
21 May to 25 May 2014
Opening: Wednesday 21 May, 6 - 10pm