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Exhibition Detail
Yours in Solidarity
Rue Bosquetstraat 4
1060 Brussels
Belgium


April 6th, 2013 - April 28th, 2013
Opening: 
April 5th, 2013 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Yours in Solidarity, Nicoline van HarskampNicoline van Harskamp, Yours in Solidarity,
installation view, Manifesta 9, 2012
© Courtesy of the Artist and D+T PROJECT Gallery
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D+T Project is proud to present Yours in Solidarity, by Nicoline van Harskamp, whose work considers the relation between politics and language.

The extensive art project Yours in Solidarity that began in 2010, investigates the contemporary history of anarchism and is actually presented for the first time at New Art Space Amsterdam (NASA) in its entirety. Nicoline van Harskamp creates a complex and resounding portrait of anarchism’s supporters through analyses of the correspondence archive of the late Dutch anarchist Karl Max Kreuger, now housed in the International Institute for Social History (IISG) in Amsterdam. From 1988 until 1999, Kreuger corresponded by post with approxmately 400 fellow anarchists worldwide. Through the study of respective political observations and handwriting analysis of some 60 letter writers, Nicoline van Harskamp re-activated the proponents’ life stories. Using actors of the relevant age and nationality, in a fully staged meeting of international correspondents, the artist suggests what would happen if they were to meet today. The resulting work is a reflective archive of Nicoline van Harskamp’s notes and copied extracts of over 1000 letters including video documentation of individual working sessions with actors and a film.

Yours in Solidarity, by Nicoline van Harskamp was previously presented at D+T Project Gallery in Brussels, Hillary Crisp Gallery in London, MUAC in Mexico City, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Manifesta 9 in Genk, Shanghai Biennial 2012/13, Rotor/Steirischer Herbst in Graz, GMK Gallery in Zagreb and Extra City in Antwerp. Recent presentations of other works include the Newtopia Biennial Mechelen, Performa 11 New York, Kadist Foundation Paris, SMBA Amsterdam, 4th Bucharest Biennial, and 6th Taipei Biennial


Yours in Solidarity (2009-12) est un projet de recherche de quatre ans basé sur les archives de lettres collectées par l’anarchiste néerlandais Karl Max Kreuger (1946-1999). Van Harskamp a développé différents personnages qui mènent un discours politique depuis les années 1990 sur base de l’expérience actuelle. Avec des acteurs d’âge et de nationalité correspondants, van Harskamp crée la mise en scène d’une réunion de correspondants internationaux imaginant ainsi ce qui se passerait si elles devaient réellement se rencontrer. Aussi, le travail résulte en une archive de notes de réflexion de l’artiste et des extraits copiés de plus de 1000 lettres comprenant la documentation vidéo des différentes séances de travail avec des acteurs et un film.
Le premier volet de Yours in Solidarity avait fait l’objet d’une exposition à D+T Project Gallery. La version actuelle correspond au chapitre final du projet et qui fut déjà exposé à la Manifesta 9 en 2012 sur le site d’une ancienne mine près de Gand (Belgique) - Waterschei.


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