"Two In One"

"Two In One"

Christie's, Amsterdam

An auction of more than 100 contemporary artworks sold for realisation of future projects

VIEWING DAYS 16-19 May 2009, from 10 am - 5 pm
AUCTION 20 May 2009, 5 pm
CATALOGUE €21 or for free on christies.com

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With: Marina Abramović, Lara Almarcegui, Carlos Amorales, Tiong Ang, Atelier van Lieshout, Sven Augustijnen, John Baldessari, Stephan Balkenhol, Thomas Bayrle, Charif Benhelima, Michael Beutler, Guillaume Bijl, Marc Bijl, Pierre Bismuth, Henning Bohl, Tobias Buche, Yael Davids, Mariana Castillo Deball, Edith Dekyndt, Honoré d'O, Elspeth Diederix, Stan Douglas, Gardar Eide Einarsson, Elmgreen & Dragset, Marius Engh, Jan Fabre, Geoffrey Farmer, Ian Forsyth & Jane Pollard, Michel François, Peter Friedl, Meschac Gaba, Dora García, Isa Genzken, Jef Geys, Liam Gillick, David Goldblatt, Tue Greenfort, Katharina Grosse, Andreas Gursky, Sascha Hahn, Ni Haifeng, Henrik Håkansson, Jeanne van Heeswijk & Martin Winters, Pieter Hugo, William Hunt, Runa Islam, Christian Jankowski, Gerald van der Kaap, Ilya / Emilia Kabakov, Annette Kelm, Joachim Koester, Terence Koh, Joseph Kosuth, Zofia Kulik, Louise Lawler, Henrietta Lehtonen, Gabriel Lester, Erik van Lieshout, David Lieske, Rudy Luijters, Ken Lum, Jill Magid, David Maljkovic, Mark Manders, Jonathan Meese, Bjarne Melgaard, Alberto de Michele, Gareth Moore, Damian Moppett, Sarah Morris, Carsten Nicolaï, Willem Oorebeek, Ulrike Ottinger, Vanessa Jane Phaff, Henrik Plenge Jakobsen, Bik Van der Pol, Ulay, Pedro Cabrita Reis, Hannah Rickards, De Rijke/ De Rooij, Martha Rosler, Jan Rothuizen, Fernando Sánchez Castillo, Julião Sarmento, Markus Schinwald, Carolee Schneemann, Gregor Schneider, Efrat Shvily, Nedko Solakov, Matt Stokes, An Te Liu, Jennifer Tee, Grazia Toderi, Salla Tykka, Kostis Velonis, Francesco Vezzoli, Barbara Visser, Silke Wagner, Richard T. Walker, Ian Wallace, Lawrence Weiner, Tobias Zielony,*****

Sven Augustijnen, Maria Barnas, Erick Beltrán, Barbara Bloom, Monica Bonvicini, Daniel Buren, Maurizio Cattelan, Marlene Dumas, Colen Fitzgibbon and Robin Winters, Claire Fontaine, Meschac Gaba, Dora García, Liam Gillick, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Jens Haaning, Christian Jankowski, Job Koelewijn, Harrie de Kroon, Louise Lawler, Ahmet Ögüt, Roman Ondák, Tomo Savić-Gecan, Sean Snyder, Nedko Solakov, Mladen Stilinović, Apolonija Šušteršič, Lawrence Weiner and YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES

De Appel, Witte de With and Christie’s present “Two in One”: an auction of more than 100 artworks by internationally acclaimed contemporary artists. Both de Appel as Witte de With (Rotterdam) asked leading international artists who have exhibited at de Appel and Witte de With to each contribute one work for realisation of future projects (such as new housing, new programming).

De Appel and Witte de With are frequent collaborators: they jointly award the Prize for Young Dutch Art Criticism and they are exhibition partners of the Dutch contemporary art arward, Prix de Rome. This is the first time, however, that the two institutions have worked together on a fundraising initiative.*****

“TWO IN ONE is unique”: both institutes for the first time seek cooperation with an
auction house and most contributing artists make their saleroom debut, sharing (15%) in
the profits. Christie’s offers works by established artists as Joep van Lieshout and Marina Abramović, works by Salla Tykkä, Mark Manders, Katharina Grosse and contributions and rising stars as William Hunt and Runa Islam.

Embedded in the auction “Two in One”, de Appel presented the exhibition “Take the Money and Run” (3 May-12 May 2009): thirty artists reflect on the symbolic and economic value of contemporary art with new, conceptual works on paper. These ‘works on paper’ - texts, drawings, promises, ‘understatements’, ideas, visions and performances will be auctioned as well, and as such become part of the commodification of art, while at the same time questioning it.

The auction takes place at May 20 at 5 pm, the viewing days are from May 14 till the 19th from 10 am to 5 pm. Online viewing and buying can be done via www.christies.com.

Empty frame with signature of Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries

collection (unintended), 2009