Exhibition Arcadia in Diepenheim 19 September – 22 november 2015
Folkart, nature and the Neighbors.
Participating artists: Marie Aly, Daniëlle van Ark, Said Atabekov, Abel Auer, Josh Blackwell, Sander Breure en Witte van Hulzen, Ruben Cabenda, Yair Callender, Crystal Z Campbell, Sarah Carlier, Lisa Couwenbergh, Kitty Maria van Ekeren, Marliz Frencken, Teun de Graaf, Wouter Klein Velderman, Paul Kooiker, Noël Loozen, Maison the Faux, Abner Preis , Janis Rafa, Johannes Schwartz
curators Hanne Hagenaars and Heske ten Cate
This fall there is a large international exhibition to be seen at the Kunstvereiging Diepenheim in the east of the Netherlands. Diepenheim is a small town and there are two big art spaces, in which the exhibition will take place, as well as the public space around it. The exhibition is based on a book that Hanne Hagenaars wrote last summer called: Arcadia – folklore, nature and neighbours. It is a reflection on the identity of the town Diepenheim. This book, filled with contributions of Dutch artists, texts and photos, could be seen as a base for the exhibition this fall called Arcadia.
In comparison with urban life people are much more a communion, with unwritten rules on the one hand and very helpful to each other on the other hand. So the exhibition will reflect on al those conditions, in order to see if we could learn from each other; city and village. The title Arcadia gives a hint of the complexity of the authentic way of living, what is visible and what is hidden, how the village presents itself how it is seen by others. To live exclusively in reality – who could endure that for very long?