Opening Unresolved

Opening Unresolved

de Appel, Prins Hendrikkade 142, Amsterdam

You are cordially invited to the opening of Gabriel Lester’s exhibition Unresolved on Friday June 24th from 6 – 9 pm.

The entrance to the opening is free

Openingsvideo Dirty Fingerz by Gabriel lester

“Trust me – I’m an artist,” Gabriel Lester says sometimes. Should we trust that he is an artist? Should we trust whatever he says because he’s an artist? What if he says “I am Kanye West”? What if he says this artist run exhibition, which has put its shoulders under the troubled institute, is about creating a composition of autonomous universes with a centre that is not the artist himself? Should we not look surprised when he says each separate element is a group show in and of itself? Should we have confidence in his friends’ intentions to play along the lines of a crew in production and narrative making? Should we believe that the excessive figure of the artist is necessary for collective celebration and joy? "See you in the future," Gabriel Lester cheerfully calls, as if everything that comes to us is coming to meet us.

Unresolved shows fragments of projects Gabriel Lester and Raimundas Malasauskas jointly developed, together with guest appearance, special guests, dialogue, mixes and re-mixes created by Carlos Amorales, Maria Barnas, Helmuth Batista, André Chapatte, Mariana Castillo Deball, Cooking Sections, Valentina Desideri, Henryetta Duerschlag, John Fare, Boyon Kang, Jonas Lund, Robertas Narkus, Darius Miksys, Monadnock, Lisa Rosenblatt, Sandra Straukaitė, Mario Garcia Torres, Freek Wambacq, Herwig Weiser and Olaf Zwetsloot.

During the course of the exhibition performances by Miet Warlop, Alex Bailey, Danielle Freakley, Lisa Rosenblatt and Vaast Colson will be featured.

Special thanks to the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts, the Mondriaan Fund and Fonds 21