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Charles Esche

Charles Esche

Charles Esche is the director of Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven; an advisor at Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht and professor of contemporary art and curating at Central Saint Martins, UAL, London. Charles Esche was part of the Selection Committee for the artistic direction of documenta 15. He received the 2012 Princess Margriet Award and the 2014 CCS Bard College Prize for Curatorial Excellence.

He (co)curated To those who have no time to play (2022-2023), Framer Framed, Amsterdam; The Meeting that Never Was (2022), MO Museum, Vilnius; Hurting and Healing (2022), Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm; Power and Other Things (2017), Europalia, BOZAR, Brussels; Art Turns, Word Turns (2017); Museum MACAN, Jakarta; Jakarta Biennale( 2015); 31st Sao Paulo Bienal (2014); U3 Triennale 2011, Ljubljana; RIWAQ Biennale (2007 and 2009), Palestine; Istanbul Biennale (2005); Gwangju Biennale (2002), as well as many Van Abbemuseum exhibitions.

He is the curator of To those who have no time to play (2022-2023), a solo exhibition by artist Gluklya / Natalia Pershina-Yakimanskaya at Framer Framed in Amsterdam. The exhibition is on show from 14 October to 22 January 2023 at Framer Framed.


Exhibition: To those who have no time to play

A Solo Exhibition by Gluklya


Finissage: To those who have no time to play
Live performance of 'Antigone Update' and discussion
Opening: To those who have no time to play
Exhibition Opening with artist Gluklya and a performance by Matras Platform
Symposium: (un)Common Grounds - Reflecting on documenta fifteen
A two-day hybrid symposium co-organised by Framer Framed, Akademie van Kunsten & Van Abbemuseum