Self-Similar / seen somewhere else at the same time

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Self-Similar / seen somewhere else at the same time
Curated by: George Unsworth

Zsa Zsa Eyck
Leliegracht 47
1016 GT Amsterdam
April 16th, 2011 - May 26th, 2011
Opening: April 16th, 2011 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Canal Girdle
+31 (0)20 620 4758
Wed-Sat 1-6

We are pleased to invite you for the opening of this special show with work of five London based artists, curated by George Unsworth on Saturday 16 April  5-7 pm.
An artwork can be interpreted at the same time in a wide number of different ways; as religious,  economic, as aesthetic. Theprocess I am interested in is one that moves rapidly between anartwork’s production and its interpretation. Too rapid to see. It ismore evocative, the  simultaneous feeling of happiness and regret,say. Evocations that carry with them their own  countenance. Sothat an artwork might appear both paranoid and spiritual, warmlyfamiliar whilst  being disturbingly new. The artworks here have the ability to stimulate such a situation, evoking a  sense of space or time occupied but from somewhere else, of stories and pictures revisited but original and authentic in their experience. They offer an alternative relationship to the present,  through a reflexive, continuously interpreted,  relationship to the past. For this exhibition the work of five London based artists raises questions that  cloudthe relationship between an aesthetic and its history, between an origin, the just past and the very  present.