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Three Artists Walk Into A Bar...

Three Artists Walk Into A Bar...

de Appel, Jongensschool, Eerste Jacob van Campenstraat 59

Coming out of retirement for one night only The Black Swan present: Maurizio Cattelan!

It is with great pleasure that The Black Swan (de Appel Curatorial Programme 2011/2012) invites you to the closing event of the multi-site exhibition Three Artists Walk into a Bar… on Saturday 12 May at 6.00 pm in de Appel Boys’ School Eerste Jacob van Campenstraat 59 (entrance: Ferdinand Bolstraat).

For the finissage of Three Artists Walk into a Bar…, Maurizio Cattelan will make a one - off appearance. In conversation with the curators he will discuss his practice and his response to selected works from the exhibition.

Renowned as provocateur and prankster, Cattelan is the creator of some of the most striking, humorous and extreme works in contemporary art. His works reveal the contradictions that underpin our society today while excoriating structures of authority and power. Cattelan’s indiscriminate gestures have, at times, taken the form of creative appropriations at the edge of criminal activity. For the exhibition «Crap Shoot» curated by de Appel Curatorial Programme in 1996, he stole the entire content of the Gallery Bloom in Amsterdam before transforming it in his own work (Another Fucking Readymade, 1996).
In November 2011/January 2012, Maurizio Cattelan had a retrospective show at the Guggenheim Museum in New York and it marked his retirement from contemporary art.

The Black Swan states: “Cattelan has been invited because his practice has been a major reference point during the conception of this exhibition. We take inspiration from his persistent and fierce tenacity that he employs to provoke, challenge and unveil the inconsistency of the contemporary art system. Cattelan’s use of humour and irony in questioning the moral and social boundaries of politically correct behaviour have also made us reflect on the tools and position that we undertake in everyday life. With this gesture, we pay homage to one of the artists who has been an integral influence in the development of our exhibition and minds.”

Before the final event with Maurizio Cattelan The Black Swan offers a guided tour through the city visting works and performances. Programme of the tour on the 12th of May:
Start 11.30 am - Meeting point in front of Central station, next to the Metro entrance
End 6.00 pm - de Appel Boys’ School

11.30 am - Haseeb Ahmed “World of News, Shoes, Booze” -
Central Station, Amsterdam

1.00 pm - Efrat Gal “Punch Line – German Bakery”-
Ferdinand Bolstraat 168-2, Amsterdam

2.00 pm - Visiting certain works in de Pijp and lunch (if time permits)
Works on view: Yosuke Amemiya “Apple”, Hyemin Kim “A Capricious Sign”, Irene O’Callaghan “Cradle’s pictures”, Amanda Wasielewski “I See What You Did There / I Did What You See There”

3.30 pm - David Bernstein, Géraldine Longueville, Jurgis Paškevičius
“Who Is Knocking At My Door?”-
Bosboom Toussaintstraat 29-2, Amsterdam

5.00 pm - Janneke van der Putten “A Sonic Investigation: The Playground In Re-Turn”
- Dora Tamanaplein, Amsterdam

5.45 pm - Back to de Appel Boys' School

13 May
1am Deniz Unal & Olivia Dunbar “O R A L S”
De Club Up, Korte Leidsedwarsstraat 26-1, Amsterdam

To sign up for the tour please write to:
info@threeartistswalkintoabar.com, subject: guided tour.
You can join the tour in any moment of the day by calling this number: + 31 (0)6 3081 3882.

Participation: Free except of public transport costs.

de Appel arts centre Curatorial Programme 2011/ 2012
This year the participants of de Curatorial Programme decided to form an international curatorial collective, The Black Swan, to create a platform for future collaboration. The Black Swan is: Antonia Alampi, Katia Krupennikova, Qinyi Lim, Sanne Oorthuizen, Alec Steadman, Ivana Vaseva.

Sponsorship in kind:
AFC football club stadium, Amsterdam
De Club Up, Amsterdam
Drukkerij Raddraaier, Amsterdam
Fair-Play B.V., Amsterdam
Het Veem Theater, Amsterdam
New Amsterdam Children's Choir, Amsterdam
SALTO Publieke Omroep Amsterdam
Super Star Market, Amsterdam
Talia Gastronomia Culturale Interattiva Amsterdam
WORM, cinema, music venue, and workspace for film, music and new media, Rotterdam
ZINGERpresents, Amsterdam

Partner institutions:
De Ateliers (Amsterdam);
Dutch Art Institute / MFA ArtEZ (Arnhem);
Jan van Eyck Academie (Maastricht);
maHKU - Utrecht Graduate School of Visual Art and Design | Fine Art department (Utrecht);
Master Artistic Research, The Hague | Royal Academy of Art and the Royal Conservatoire (Den Haag);
Sandberg Institute | Fine Arts department (Amsterdam);
Master Fine Art, Piet Zwart Institute, Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam University (Rotterdam);
Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten (Amsterdam).

Three Artists Walk into a Bar... by de Appel Curatorial Programme 2011/ 2012 is supported by SKOR | Foundation for Art and Public Domain within the framework of the institutional alliance between SKOR and de Appel arts centre, and by The Amsterdam Fund for the Arts.

For further information:
The Black Swan
M: +31 063 0888 577 / + 31 063 1913 533


Three Artists Walk Into A Bar Curatorial Programme 2011/2012

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