STEDELIJK CONTEMPORARY OPENING: MAGALI REUS & MOHAMED BOUROUISSA
9 Sep 2016
- 6 - 10 pm
- Free of charge
guest list closed
This Friday Night, two new exhibitions open in the Stedelijk Contemporary series: the presentations Mustard by Magali Reus and Horseday by Mohamed Bourouissa. The exhibition series Stedelijk Contemporary includes new productions and recent purchases that tie in with the museum’s acquisitions policy. With this series, the Stedelijk seeks to respond to current events and to support contemporary talent.
6.00 – 6.30 pm Program begins (Audi Gallery 0.1)
6.30 – 6.45 pm Opening speech by Beatrix Ruf (Audi Gallery 0.1)
6.45 – 10.00 pm Opportunity to view the exhibitions
(galleries 0.7 and 0.28 - 0.29) and music by Oceanic
(Nous’klaer, Rotterdam) (Audi Gallery 0.1)
7.15 – 7.55 pm Performance lecture in conjunction with the Magali Reus exhibition and artist interview with Mohamed Bourouissa
10 pm Museum closes
MORE ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Magali Reus (1981, Den Haag) presents Mustard, a new series of sculptures configured into a site-specific installation. By using complex techniques to process a variety of synthetic materials alongside fabrics and leather, Reus has created sculptural forms that avoid direct reference to existing objects but still evoke associations with saddles, motorcycles, or blankets. Through this use of seemingly everyday objects and images, Reus’ work initially evokes a sense of familiarity. It is upon closer scrutiny that the hidden complexity of her works unfolds.
Mohamed Bourouissa (1978, Blida, Algeria) is interested in systems, the way society is structured, and the way social processes are activated. Unlike traditional socially-critical photographers, he always works from within and in collaboration with communities. For the Horseday project Bourouissa also produces three-dimensional objects, such as sections of car bodies onto which he prints photographs. The exhibition shows the artist’s interest in specific themes and status symbols that hold significance for an African-American community in Philadelphia.