Fri 09 November
Opening exhibition Into the Labyrinth
Into the Labyrinth is the fourth exhibition at Garage Rotterdam and opens on Friday 9 November. Into the Labyrinth shows traces of surrealism in contemporary art. What worlds are hidden behind everyday reality?
With Jisan Ahn (Korea), Ron Amir (Israël), Silvia B (NL), Otto Egberts (NL), Pietsjanke Fokkema (NL), Hans Op de Beeck (BE), Marilou van Lierop (BE) and Levi van Veluw (NL).
Surrealism as an art movement began in the early 20th century, and started mainly from a desire to reject the established order. The Surrealists regarded the rules of the bourgeoisie as a major obstacle to human freedom in thought and action. They strove to achieve a state of mind in which deeply hidden feelings and emotions could come to the surface. Dreams were recorded or interpreted in order to gain insight into the subconscious.
Amongst the contemporary artists of Into the Labyrinth there is no longer any opposition to the bourgeoisie. The surrealism in their work is more of an individual process: observable reality forms the basis to which they give a personal, intuitive twist. For that reason we could better speak of the metaphysical in this case, a remnant of surrealism. This represents the world that lies hidden behind the sensory reality.
Activities Into the Labyrinth
Friday 9 November: Opening Friday 30 November: (entry 19.30 hrs) Movie Night and Klein Onderhoud