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Annet Gelink Gallery proudly presents the group exhibition Chasing Rainbows. Th e poetic title is  derived from a work of the same name by Anya Gallaccio. ‘Chasing Rainbows’ is a saying\, used to  describe when one tries in vain t o realise something impossible. In 1998 Gallaccio turned this  expression i nto reality. With light and fine glass elements\, she created a rainbow tha t was  continuously shifting and disappearing from the spectator’s field of vision\, each time at the moment  they wanted to come closer. This elusive quality sets the tone for Chasing Rainbows\, the exhibition.

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The work of Anya Gallaccio\, Antonis Pittas and Sa rah van Sonsbeeck is just as elusive as Gallaccio’s  shifting rainbow. In < em>Chasing Rainbows their work meets for the first time and it is stri king how much  time\, transformation and space play a role in all of their practices. The site-specific installations in  Chasing Rainbows no t only change meaning during their exhibition but sometimes even change the ir  forms. 

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Anya Gallaccio’s work is of an elusive nature and consists mainly of organic materials which are  tr ansformed during their exhibition. For Chasing Rainbows Anya Galla ccio will install the work Head  over heals (Barcelona) from 1995\ , consisting of 365 orange Gerberas strung together in the form of a  daisy chain. Sarah van Sonsbeeck presents Moment of Bliss (2011)\, a li ght installation made for the  Funeral Museum (Uitvaartmuseum) in Amsterdam. With this work Van Sonsbeeck imitates the colours  of a sunset\, simply because they make you happy. The installation conforms effortlessly to the  gallery’s space and illuminates the visitors both literally and me taphorically. Antonis Pittas  contributes his marble sculpture Landart< /em> (2012) - a replica of a step of the Syndagma Square in  Athens – on wh ich a sample from a newspaper headline is hand drawn in graphite. The text confers the  harsh words of Christine Lagarde\, director of the Internation al Monetary Fund (IMF)\, in which Lagarde  reminds Greece of the fact that they are struggling with economic problems\, and of their obligation  towar ds the international community by repeating time and again the word ‘implem entation’. Pittas  takes the words out of their original context and invest igates how they can have a new meaning  within the gallery’s space. Just li ke Gallaccio’s work\, Landart has an evolving nature: Pittas has  vowed to return to the work midway through the exhibitions run and erase the sentenc e\, replacing it  with a new sentiment. At the end of the exhibition the ne w sentence is removed and only the memory  will remain. 

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Chasing Rainbows also marks the moment at whic h the large monographic publication Anya Gallaccio\,  will be launched. Thi s book\, with essays by Norman Bryson\, Briony Fer\, Lucia Sanromán and Jan van  Adrichem\, is available in the gallery. In addition\, the publication Sessizlik Belediyesi / Municipality  of Silence\, Sarah van Sonsbeeck’s la test book\, will be celebrated. In this book\, in her continuous  search fo r silence\, Van Sonsbeeck has invited her friends and colleagues to define what silence means  to them.  

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Anya Gallaccio studied at Kingston Polytechnic and Goldsmiths Co llege (London). Early in her career  she received international recognition through her participation in Damien Hirst’s ‘Freeze’  exhibition. Gallacci o has exhibited at many national and international\, solo and group exhibit ions\,  including Camden Arts Centre (London)\, Sculpture Center (New York) \, Barbican Gallery (London)\,  Palazzo delle Papesse (Italy)\, Annet Gelin k Gallery (Amsterdam)\, Kunstmuseum Bonn\, Germany. In  2003 she was nomina ted for the Turner Prize and presented her work at Tate Britain\, London. S he is a  professor of the Visual Art department of the University of Califo rnia\, San Diego.

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Antonis Pit tas (1973) studied Fine Art at Piet Zwart Institute (Rotterdam) an d at Sandberg Institute  (Amsterdam). In 2010 Pittas held a residency at th e Van Abbemuseum\, where he realised a project in  the Eye (Oog). Recent ex hibitions include the Benaki Museum (Athens)\, the Bakery (Annet Gelink  Ga llery\, Amsterdam) and CCS Bard Galleries (Hessel Museum)\, NY. 

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< span style="font-size: small\;">Sarah van Sonsbeeck (1976) studied Architecture at TUDelft (MA) and Expressive Arts at Gerrit  Rietve ld Academie (BA). During 2008 and 2009 she held a residency at Rijksacademi e van Beeldende  Kunsten (Amsterdam). Recent exhibitions of her work have t aken place at Museum De Paviljoens  (Almere)\, The Bakery (Annet Gelink Gal lery\, Amsterdam)\, Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam) and Museum  Abteiberg (Mön chengladbach)\, Van Abbemuseum (Eindhoven).

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The mai n gallery show continues in the Bakery

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