artists & participants
Opening Friday June 27 , 17 h
From June 28 to August 17, Museum Het Domein will present So Close/So Far Away, the second exhibition composed of works selected from the collection of the Dutch writer Han Nefkens. Distances between countries and people are the theme of So Close / So Far Away. Globalisation has brought us into constant contact with products, customs and technological advances from other cultures. But do we actually feel any closer to them? Material movement doesn’t always imply mental mobility.
The exhibition deals with the theme of globalization and the paradoxes which it engenders within contemporary societies. These issues are evoked through the works of important artists who have dealt with them, such as Adel Abdessemed, Elina Brotherus, Desiree Dolron, Sutee Kunavichayanont, Zwelethu Mthethwa, Shirin Neshat and Céline van Balen. To initiate a broader dialogue with these works, Museum Het Domein combines the show with a selection of pieces from the collection.
So Close/So Far Away is the second exhibition that centres on art from the H+F Collection of Dutch art collector and maecenas Han Nefkens. The show is curated by Hilde Teerlinck (director FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais). A French-English-German-Dutch catalogue with texts by Hilde Teerlinck, Han Nefkens, Michele Robecchi, Professor Quin Jian, Brian Curtin, Pascale Saarbach and Laura Zozlik will be published in conjunction with the exhibition. This travelling exhibition is presented in the CRAC ALSACE, Altkirch (France) 04.03.2007 - 20.05.2007 and Be-Part, Waregem (Belgium) 11/11/2007 - 27/01/2008.
So Close/So Far Away - H+F Collection
Kurator: Hilde Teerlinck
Künstler: Adel Abdessemed, Elina Brotherus, Desiree Dolron, Sutee Kunavichayanont, Zwelethu Mthethwa, Shirin Neshat, Celine van Balen