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|[Nettime-nl] Publication ' Highrise- Common Ground. Art and the Amsterdam Zuidas Area '|
We apologize for cross-posting Invitation Book presentation/ Opening Exhibition Friday 23rd of May 2008 4 pm Entrance hall Ito Building Gustav Mahlerplein 50 Book presentation Jeroen Boomgaard (ed), Highrise- Common Ground. Art and the Amsterdam Zuidas Area. The publication will be presented to the Alderwoman Carolien Gehrels. The Professorship for Art and Public Space proudly presents Highrise - Common Ground. Art and the Amsterdam Zuidas Area, a kaleidoscopic publication that examines the role of art in public space and its possible significance. The book questions the relationship of urban planning, art and design with the public domain, exemplified by the recent developments in the Zuidas Area in Amsterdam. Highrise – Common Ground critically reflects on the crucial issues that come to light when applying art in this particular context. Exhibition Untitled_Space Paul Toornend and Jelle Post Untitled_Space is a series of photo collages, which are part of a visual research on the Zuidas area by Paul Toornend and Jelle Post. The artworks of Untitled_Space focus on the relationship between architecture and its surrounding and the position of the viewer in this context. The photographs are digital collages of virtual spaces, which again are projected on pictures of already existing spaces at the Zuidas. The outcome is a collection of photomontages that generate a complex space of transparency and reflection and by doing so keep the viewer’s gaze continuously in motion. In this way a tension is created between the surface and its reflection, between the virtuality of abstract spaces and the realism of the documentation. In this way, Untitled_Space not only shows the relational aspect of architecture, but also visualizes a part of the Zuidas’s character. Untitled_Space and Highrise – Common Ground are produced by the Professorship for Art and Public Space of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie and are kindly supported by the Universiteit van Amsterdam, the Virtual Museum Zuidas and the Foundation for Art and Public Space ( SKOR). Highrise- Common Ground is published by Valiz and can be ordered on their website www.valiz.nl ______________________________________________________ * Verspreid via nettime-nl. Commercieel gebruik niet * toegestaan zonder toestemming. <nettime-nl> is een * open en ongemodereerde mailinglist over net-kritiek. * Meer info, archief & anderstalige edities: * http://www.nettime.org/. * Contact: Menno Grootveld (firstname.lastname@example.org).