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archive presentation
2019
Arefeh Riahi – Un/folding…

Arefeh Riahi – Un/folding Interventions

08.10–21.12.2019
de Appel, Schipluidenlaan 12, Amsterdam
This Page will be updated every week with an image-report of the Fourteen-Fold-Object and its living in the archive, as well as documentation of related events throughout the course of the project, up until December 2019. Scroll down to view the images.
Archive Gatherings
17.00-19.00
RSVP via reservations [​at​] deappel.nl
Entrance 5 euro (Museum card free)
17th October: A collaborative Un/folding of the fourteen-fold-object. Performed by artist Arefeh Riahi and archivist Nell Donkers
7th November: To see the inability to see. A collaborative un/narration by Arefeh Riahi, Maartje Fliervoet and Martín La Roche Contreras
28th November: A per-de/formative negotiation. In a collaboration with choreographer Setareh Fatehi this intervention brings the body into dialogue with the abstract body of the fourteen-fold-object and the body of work, the archive.
12th December: giving-on-and-with. A (per)mutated reading in collaboration with Hannah Dawn Henderson et al.

 


Un/folding Interventions
is an ongoing, research-driven presentation by artist-in residence in the archive of De Appel, Arefeh Riahi. The presentation unfolds in the format of daily actions, archive gatherings with event-based performances, as well as an ongoing yet constantly changing exhibition.

Each intervention marks a pivot in a conversation between the archival site and a specially produced multifaceted, self-enclosing folding object, the construction of which is based on the template of a cube with additional surfaces and folds. This object — a body, a box, a book, a folder, a container, a component, a space that is archiving itself — will be in residence in the archive of De Appel for two months, to be folded and unfolded, existing as an anarchival agent within the archive.

Through its multiple interpositions, enabled by intervening bodies — the artist, the archivist, guests and visitors of the archive — the object engages with the surrounding archival materials, structures and space. By testing the limits of its capacity to extend, contract, recoil its limbs and re-orientate its axis, the object rearranges the existing archival system. It insists on interruptions, suggests new associations and chronologies, and re-routes the space’s flow of movement.

Throughout its residency, visitors are free to interact, perform, and converse with the object on Wednesday - Saturday; 14:00 – 18:00.

 

 
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November 7th - To See The Inability To See: A collaborative Un/narration by Arefeh Riahi, Maartje Fliervoet and Martín La Roche Contreras

Nov 28th - A per-de/formative negotiation in collaboration with choreographer Setareh Fatehi

Dec 12th - giving-on-and-with. A (per)mutated reading in collaboration with Hannah Dawn Henderson et al.
 
 
Arefeh Riahi (1979, Tehran) is a visual artist and researcher currently based in The Hague. Her performances, videos, installations, drawings, texts and paintings take up questions of archiving and anarchiving, undecidability, body and space potentialities, relation to power, censorship, translatability, and the multiplicity of interpretation. Her work has been exhibited at the Silk Road Gallery (Tehran, Iran), Cinema Museum (Tehran, Iran), Gallery Isabelle Van den Eynde (Dubai, UAE), Sesc Vila Mariana (Sao Paulo, Brazil), the 13th Delhi Photo Festival (India), Pratt Institute (Brooklyn, NY), 1646 Project Space (The Hague, NL), Gemak (The Hague, NL), The Peace Palace (The Hague, NL) Gallery Nouvelle Images (The Hague, NL) and REDCAT; Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater (Los Angles, CA). She is a graduate of the Azad University, Tehran, and Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten, Den Haag.
 
GUEST PARTICIPANTS
Maartje Fliervoet (Nijmegen, 1973) lives and works in Amsterdam. Her work was shown at: Institut de Carton, Wiels CAC, Kunstverein Göttingen, Grimmuseum, Lokaal 01 Antwerp, SKOR and Kunstverein. She was a tutor at the honours programme ART and RESEARCH (2012-2018, UvA/Gerrit Rietveld Academie). Residencies include: Het Pompgemaal (2018/19), Frans Masereel Centrum (2016, 2020), Air Berlin Alexanderplatz (2013), Lokaal 01 Antwerp (2011) and Wiels CAC (2010). In 2015 she initiated Manifold Books (manifoldbooks.tumblr.com), a project space exploring relations between books and exhibitions. Currently she is preparing a show at De Appel, opening in December 2019.
Martín La Roche Contreras: (Santiago, Chile 1988). Lives and works in Amsterdam Martín La Roche studied Visual Arts at the University of Chile in Santiago and then in 2015 he completed a postgraduate program at the Jan Van Eyck Academie in Maastricht, the Netherlands. His work has been shown among others at Die Ecke Arte Contemporani, Barcelona; Manifoldbooks, De Appel and Akinci gallery in Amsterdam; U10, Belgrade; Galería Gabriela Mistral, Museo de Arte Visuales and Die Ecke in Santiago de Chile; Casanova, Sao Paulo; CIAP, Hasselt; Lugar a Dudas, Cali; B32, Maastricht; Palacio Molina, Cartagena, Spain. In 2017 he started the Musée Légitime, a nomad institution that now hosts 109 artworks by different artists. In 2018 he started with Dongyoung Lee an artist book platform in Amsterdam called Good Neighbour dedicated to make art with words. At the end of 2018 and beginning of 2019 Martin was invited by Beautiful Distress to do an art residency at the Behavioral Health department of the Kings County Hospital, Brooklyn, New York. Currently he is working with writer Mirthe Berentsen on an exhibition to continue this process.
Setareh Fatehi is a choreographer based in Tehran and Amsterdam. her research-based practice encompasses lenses, bodies, wifi connections, screens and projections. she is embracing the medium of live video as a part of her presence. in her work she addresses the fluidity of the definition of her own body and opens up the space for acknowledging the effect that other forms of presence (their gaze, thoughts and desires) could have on the ways she engages with her surroundings.
Hannah Dawn Henderson (UK/1991) is a writer and artist, based in The Hague, whose work adopts a vocabulary from film, performance and graphical media, all underpinned by a literary voice, in order to meditate upon moments when language and voice — as much in a linguistic sense as within a political framework — becomes vulnerable to conditions beyond itself. Henderson has participated in exhibitions at venues including Archive Gallery (London, UK), Greylight Projects (Brussels, BE), W139 (Amsterdam, NL), and in festivals such as the International Festival of Movement on Screen (UK), Experiments in Cinema (Albuquerque, US), and the International Film Festival Rotterdam.
 

Un/folding Interventions is generously supported by AFK Amsterdam and Stroom, Den Haag.

Witness report – Arefeh Riahi – Un/folding Interventions

archive, 2019

Witness report – Arefeh Riahi – Un/folding Interventions

archive, 2019

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