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PRO-GRESSION #17 // DOMENIQUE HIMMELSBACH DE VRIES
BOOKSTORE SPACE
4 March 17:00 - 25 March
ZA 4 MRT: 17:00 - 20:00

On March 4th, the Bookstore Space invites you to the exhibition of artist Domenique Himmelsbach de Vries,  “Some examples on how to deal with society / Enkele voorbeelden hoe met een samenleving om tegaan”.

For his solo exhibition, social artist Domenique Himmelsbach de Vries uses the gallery space to reflect on his artistic practice of social interventions. Exhibiting two main projects, one about undocumented refugees while the other about embracing Geert Wilders, Himmelsbach frames his own practice of using art as a tool to break with social spectatorship and for discussion of public concerns and political attitudes. The exhibited projects bring to the foreground the inner mechanisms of trying to create socially engaged art through today’s different impositions of the art world, neoliberal economy, political uncertainty, and decreasing public funds for arts.

This exhibition gives a glimpse into a history of Himmelsbach’s past projects and invites the visitor to reflect together with the artist on a practice of problem solving, participation, politics, and humor.

Bookstore Space continues the Pro-Gression program in 2017. The program has been realized with the support of the Leeuwenstein Foundation and was established to give a new face to the existing Bookstore Space  gallery and to offer opportunities to artists at the beginning of their careers.

The exhibition of Domenique Himmelsbach de Vries is curated by Taya Hanauer.

Image: The Monument for Okay People by Domenique Himmelsbach de Vries

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1728373314139883/
Until 25 March
Openinghours:
Wednesdays: 11:00 - 14:00
Saturday 11:00 - 14:00
Sunday 15:00 - 18:00

BOOKSTORE SPACE
Ernest Staesstraat 1