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Framer Framed

Mark Dion, Costume Bureau

10 Oct –
25 Nov 2014

Exhibition: Costume Bureau

Opening
October 10 – November 25, 2014

Wo t/m Sun 12:00-19:00h
Th and Fri till 23:00h

Location
Framer Framed in de Tolhuistuin
IJpromenade 2
Amsterdam

Route
You can reach Framer Framed at Tolhuistuin from Amsterdam Centraal Station with the ferry ‘Buiksloterweg’. The entrance of the pavilion is located directly at the IJ river bank, the exhibition space is located on the first floor, next to restaurant THT.


In October and November 2014 Framer Framed will feature an important part of the contemporary art collection of Museum Het Domein from Sittard in its exhibition space at the Tolhuistuin. The exhibition has been named after the key artwork of the American artists Mark Dion (New Bedford, Massachusetts, 1961): Costume Bureau. Through this artwork, the artist engaged with the ways in which human beings represent nature through taxonomy, classifications and museological presentations. Dion’s humerous work generally has a performative quality, as he dons different outfits and adopts different characters in his projects. Costume Bureau brings together various attires that Dion used in his project over a period of 15 years.

Dion’s costume gallery is an icon within the collection of Museum Het Domein, as it represents the way in which artists nowadays have to take different roles and personages that often stretch far beyond the traditional boundaries of art: they have become biologists, anthropologists, archaeologists and other kinds of investigators of their own age.

Participating artists
Jennifer Allora en Guillermo Calzadilla
Roger Ballen
Jota Castro
Mel Chin
Mark Dion
Eugenio Dittborn
Alfredo Jaar
Javier Téllez
Sarah Vanagt
Roy Villevo

The exhibition has been created by Roel Artkestijn, curator at Museum Het Domein. In connection to the exhibition Framer Framed will organize a number of secondary activities at the Tolhuistuin.

The project Costume Bureau has been made possible by the AFK (Amsterdam Fund for the Arts) and the Mondriaan Fund.

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Agenda


Collecting without boundaries. Creating a future-proof museum
A discussion on collection exchange, mobility and museum collaboration
hard//hoofd festival & Framer Framed
Encounter with Roel Arkesteijn curator of the Costume Bureau exhibition

Network


Roel Arkesteijn

Curator

Eugenio Dittborn

Artist

Alfredo Jaar

Artist, Filmmaker

Javier Téllez

Artist, Filmmaker

Roger Ballen

Artist, Filmmaker

Jota Castro

Artist

Jennifer Allora en Guillermo Calzadilla

Artists

Sarah Vanagt

Artist, Filmmaker

Mel Chin

Artist

Mark Dion

Artist

Domenique Himmelsbach de Vries

Artist

Roy Villevoye

Artist, Filmmaker

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