Highlights of the month

Open Call: RESEARCH RESIDENCY Performing landscapes 2024

Deadline 15th of March

We are releasing a new open call for two residencies of three months (May-July 2024) in the context of the cross border performance festival Performing Landscapes that will occur the 7th of September in Liège (BE). The residency is a co-production by Greylight Projects (NL) and Art au Centre (BE).
The residency invites artists to reflect on the particularities of the Euregio-Meuse-Rhine region and its landscapes, exploring new perspectives on the particular urban and rural territories in the border triangle.

Very Contemporary, Home
Very Contemporary, Home

Alex Baczyński-Jenkins: Us Swerve

Performance 24 & 25.02.24, 3–5pm at Ludwig Forum Aachen (DE)

In Alex Baczyński-Jenkins’ Us Swerve (2014), performers on rollerblades orbit one another while reciting, remixing, and reformulating fragments of poetry that meditate on the subject of desire. This polyphonic choreographic “score” is perpetually altered by the performers’ movements, attitudes, and affects. As the performers circulate, they begin to channel a queer archive of verses and inflections, including lines from writers such as Essex Hemphill, Eileen Myles, and Langston Hughes. These articulations of desire and the sensuality of repetition both set the rollerbladers in motion and create a tableau for them to move through.

Ulrich Rückriem draws.

17.02.24 ⟶ 19.05.24 at Leopold-Hoesch-Museum (NL)

Ulrich Rückriem has always drawn. Drawing was always part of the daily working process of the artist, who was born in Düsseldorf in 1938. Initially, these were conceptual sketches for his stone sculptures or for their spatial arrangement. Since the 1970s, these functional drawings have been juxtaposed with autonomous drawings, initially in graphite, in which, similar to the stone works, geometric surfaces are placed in relation to one another.

Very Contemporary, Home
Very Contemporary, Home

Between Graveyard and Museum’s Sphere

⟶ 30.06.24, at Het Nieuwe Domein (NL)

At first glance, a graveyard and a museum space seem to have little in common. Yet they both give meaning to the artworks presented by Joseph Sassoon Semah (Baghdad, 1948) in the exhibition Between Graveyard and Museum's Sphere. Sassoon Semah takes the visitor on a wondrous journey from the Temple of Solomon in Jerusalem, through the lost public space of Baghdad, his grandfather's waiting room and the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp, to spatial architecture based on the typography of the Talmud Bavli.