Gallery talks — 6 Nov 2019
Artist duo Sander Breure (1985) & Witte van Hulzen (1984) has been nominated for the Prix de Rome 2019. This Gallery Talk gives you the opportunity to hear and talk about the work they developed especially for the prize: Accidents Waiting to Happen.
- Museum ticket + € 3
- Prix de Rome tentoonstelling
- 6 Nov, 4 pm until 5 pm
- Main language
In Accidents Waiting to Happen they investigate which patterns and body language are characteristic of the different roles that are "performed" in hospitals. By displaying this work within the white walls of the modern art museum, the artists draw a parallel between the two locations. They see both the museum and the hospital as sterile knowledge institutions and as spaces for contemplation, where you can take a look at life from a distance.
Sander Breure & Witte van Hulzen have been working since 2006 on a multifaceted oeuvre that contains elements from theater, performance, dance and visual arts. The installations are the result of their research into behavior and body postures in specific environments, through which they present and question the contemporary world in a subtle way.
ABOUT THE PRIX DE ROME
The Prix de Rome is the oldest and most generous prize in the Netherlands for visual artists under the age of 40, and architects under the age of 35. The aim of the prize is to promote talented artists, and support their development and visibility. The Mondriaan Fund has been responsible for organizing the award since 2012, and is working with the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam on this year’s edition. On Oct 31, Rory Pilgrim received the Prix de Rome Visual Arts 2019 award for his work The Undercurrent. The exhibition will be accompanied by a publication with texts by Sacha Bronwasser, Maarten Buser, Brenda Tempelaar en Sophia Zürcher, published by Jap Sam Books and to be presented at the museum on 31 October. The Stedelijk’s programming recently featured shows by previous participants, such as Magali Reus (winner 2015) and Saskia Noor van Imhoff (nominated in 2017).