24 Jan –
29 Jan 2015
On Saturday January 24th, 2015 the new exhibition artBRUUT will launch at Framer Framed. artBRUUT is put together by Eddie the Eagle Museum, in cooperation with Stichting39.
The artists participating in the artBRUUT exhibition negotiate their place in society by means of their art. Both Framer Framed and Eddie the Eagle Museum agree that it is important to give artists outside of the ‘establishment’ an opportunity to show their work to the public, which is why they are joining forces for this exhibition. By doing so, they aim to break down the barriers and open the doors to exhibition practices for less established artists. Exhibitions like artBRUUT enable the questioning of common sense practices in the art world and show a diverse range of alternatives. The title ‘artBRUUT’ plays with the art concept ‘Art Brut’, used to describe the work of artists who choose to ignore the conventional rules of the art establishment. Consequently, these artists are more likely to produce art within their own creative language.
artBRUUT’s mission is to show the work of talented homeless people within the established art scene of Amsterdam. All works of art on display will be for sale and all the revenues will go to the art room of the drop in centre Makom.
Makom is one of the drop in centres for homeless people in Amsterdam belonging to De Regenboog Groep. For years now, artists have been creating extraordinary art work in Makom’s art studio, the ‘art suite’, yet only few people have been able to see their work. artBRUUT aims to change this. Over the course of the past year, talented ‘Makom artists’ have been matched to established artists in the Amsterdam area in a series of workshop. Together they have spent months working together on the art works that will be on display in the exhibition. The self-taught artists will be fully represented during the opening of the exhibition, with events such as a blind auction, music and other activities.
Lecture: ‘Outsiders in Contemporary Art’
by Gerard Lemos (GB)
Within the context of the exhibition, Framer Framed is hosting a lecture by Gerard Lemos on February 1st 2015, on the contribution of ‘outsiders’ to contemporary art. Gerard Lemos is a partner at Lemos&Crane, London. He specialises in research on social issues and vulnerable groups in society. Lemos was a visiting Professor at the University of Chongqing, China (2006-2010). He has chaired the boards of several cultural and social organisations, such as Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts), the British Council and Homeless International. Lemos has written for the New York Times, The Guardian and the BBC.
Moderator of this event will be Yvonne Zonderop (journalist for De Groene Amsterdammer).
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