Opening: Sunday 10 October 2010 - 20:00
Dreamland: The Coney Island Amateur Psychoanalytic Society and its Circle, 1926-1972
For the exhibition at KIOSK, artist Zoe Beloff (°1958, Edinburgh, Scotland) proposed to adapt her most recent project to the particular architecture of KIOSK. ‘Dreamland: The Coney Island Amateur Psychoanalytic Society and its Circle’ originated in 2009, when the Coney Island museum invited Zoe Beloff to create an exhibition in celebration of the centennial of Sigmund Freud’s visit to Coney Island.
Beloff resurrected the forgotten world of the Coney Island Amateur Psychoanalytic Society, along with the visionary ideas of its founder, Albert Grass. The lively exhibition was well received by the public and the project was covered by the New York Times, Art in America and Cabinet. The show features ‘dream films’ made by members of this society, a working model of an amusement park designed by Albert Grass to illustrate Freud’s theories, as well as drawings, letters and many unusual artefacts. The KIOSK-version of this exhibition project is enhanced with the introduction of an exciting series of comic strip-like graphic explorations. The exhibition at KIOSK was initiated by Belgian curator and researcher Edwin Carels.
Beloff works with a wide range of media including film, stereoscopic projection performance, interactive media, installation and drawing. Her artistic interest lies in finding ways to graphically manifest the unconscious processes of the mind. Therefore her role as an artist can be considered as an interface between the real and the imaginary. The exhibition’s depiction of historical artefacts highlights the ambiguity of Beloff’s role in its creation. When visitors enter her version of “Dreamland”, they are entirely free to form their own opinion. Beloff has a very personal way of eliding the role of archivist and creator in conjuring up Coney Island’s hidden history.
Zoe Beloff moved to New York in 1980 to study at Columbia University where she received an MFA in Film. Her work has been featured in international exhibitions and screenings at venues including the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Freud Dream Museum in St. Petersburg, and the Pompidou Centre in Paris. In 2009 she participated in the Athens Biennale, and she has an upcoming project in M HKA Museum in Antwerp. She has been working with the Christine Burgin Gallery on a number of projects, including prints and books. The exhibition in the Coney Island Museum was accompanied with a book and a DVD published by Christine Burgin and edited by Zoe Beloff, The Coney Island Amateur Psychoanalytic Society and its Circle. Beloff’s new book, The Adventures of a Dreamer by Albert Grass, will be launched in KIOSK during the opening. A more extensive biography can be found on her website www.zoebeloff.com.
The artist would like to thank Eric Muzzy, director of the Coney Island Museum Aaron Beebe, Christine Burgin and the New York State Council on the Arts.
Opening: Saturday 8 May 2010 - 20:00
Get Out of My Cloud
The second exhibition in the new location shows work of Edith Dekyndt (B) and Rik Moens (B), two artists that share a fascination for the experiment and the proces, both artists integrate the aspect of coincidence in their actual physical form.
Edith Dekyndt (°1960, Ypres) lives and works in Tournai. She is at this moment seen as one of the most important artists of Belgium’s French-speaking community. Edith Dekyndt’s work is characterized by a minimal, aesthetic visual language. In video works, sound works, installations and sculptures, she explores physical phenomena (including soundwaves and light), manipulates invisible elements (dust and magnetic particles) and records ephemeral events.
The artist attempts to sensitize the individual as a ‘viewer’ by sharpening our sense of perception. Edith Dekyndt’s Get Out of My Cloud exhibition includes a new installation, specially created for KIOSK’s central hemicycle space,Carousel. This installation gets form throughout image, text and sound.
Opening: Friday 7 May 2010 - 20:00
Proposal of the Props
The second exhibition in the new location shows work of Rik Moens (B) and Edith Dekyndt (B), two artists that share a fascination for the experiment and the proces, both artists integrate the aspect of coincidence in their actual physical form.
Rik Moens (°1969, Ninove) is an artist who repeatedly seeks ways to test the limits of his medium, without repudiating painting tradition. As a painter, Moens continually questions the conventions and the limitations of the medium, so that such fundamental cornerstones as format, medium, background, signature, texture and colour are repeatedly examined in depth. At KIOSK, under the title,Proposal of the Props, Rik Moens presents a recent series of paintings that have never before been exhibited. Each of these works exerts its strong physical presence into the space. This is not so much due to their monumentality as to their specific evolution, whereby in almost ritual fashion, they are built up, layer upon layer: paintings as the performative carriers of an extremely conscientious process of creation, which sometimes takes months to complete.
Opening: Friday 19 February 2010 - 20:00
Young Man Blues
The first exhibition in our new location shows work of Mekhitar Garabedian (Syria/Belgium) and Susanne Kriemann (Germany), two artists that have a particular interest for the relations between history, identity, time and the memory of a place.
The work of Mekhitar Garabedian (°1977, Allepo, Syria) can be approached as a constant digging up of his personal and complex identity as an immigrant.
Garabedian was born in Syria, but has Armenian roots: his grandparents fled from the Armenian genocide. In 1981 the family immigrated once again because of the Libanon civil war. Since his childhood Garabedian lives in Belgium. The artist works with different media such as sound, text, video, installation and photography. His work deals with the idea that history and cultural identity are constructed trough conditioning. The exhibition Young Man Blues at KIOSK shows an ensemble of textual works, a photographic project in the shape of a publication and an installation with t-shirts on which a reference to the Armenian culture is printed.
The exhibition is realised with the kind contribution of Hoet Bekaert Gallery.
Opening: Friday 19 February 2010 - 20:00
Ashes and Broken Brickwork of a Logical Theory
The first exhibition in our new location shows work of Susanne Kriemann (Germany) and Mekhitar Garabedian (Syria/Belgium), two artists that have a particular interest for the relations between history, identity, time and the memory of a place.
The work of Susanne Kriemann (°1972, Erlangen, Germany) deals with the subject of research into the past of modern history. Kriemann is mainly using photography in which her own images and archive material are exhibited in the form of displays. Using an associative working method allows the artist to ‘dig towards the past’ and to disassociate ‘the idea of modernity’ from all ideological connotations and in this way analyze the writing of recent history as a formal system of organization. In Ashes and Broken Brickwork of a Logical Theory Kriemann mixes images from her own expedition to the desert of Syria, archaeological digging sites in Mesopotamia and the photographic archive of Agatha Christie. Besides being a writer Christie also was a photographer for the British government at digging sites on Syria and Iraq. On the occasion of this exhibition, an artist book will be published by Roma Publications.
The exhibition is a co-production of Künstlerhaus Stuttgart and KIOSK.
#05 STEFAAN DHEEDENE
07.06.2007 - 08.07.2007
Buro Jackie - Text by Frank Snyders (NL)
Sun-Lite - Text by Ann Cesteleyn en Björn Scherlippens (NL)
#06 GEERT GOIRIS
11.10.2007 - 18.11.2007
Text by Francis Smets (NL)
SLOW FAST of Geert Goiris - Text by Steven Jacobs (NL)
#07 ONDREJ BRODY & KRISTOFER PAETAU
Painting China Now
29.11.07 - 12.01.08
Painting China Now - Text by Paul Haworth (ENG)
Ziek. Tussen China en de States - Text by Piet Vanrobaeys (NL)
#08 EVERT DEFRANCQ
28.02.2008 - 30.03.2008
Vormvereisten - Text by Pierre de Gelder (NL)
#09 FREEK WAMBACQ
17.04.08 - 25.05.08
Portrait of the Artist as a Dice Man - Text by Bram Van Damme (NL)
Review Freek Wambacq - Text by Bram Van Damme (NL)
#10 PASCALE MARTHINE TAYOU
19.06.08 - 20.07.08
Een koninklijke bezetting - Text by Hans Martens (NL)
Trompe l’oeil - Text by Hans Martens (NL)
#11 GABRIEL LESTER
One Man Show - One Man Band
09.10.08 - 16.11.08
Gabriel Lester: One Man Show - One Man Band - Text by Ann Cesteleyn (NL)
One, Two, Three, Four, One - Text by Dieter Roelstraete (NL)
#12 SOPHIE NYS
04.12.2008 - 11.01.2009
Review Sophie Nys - Text by Lars Kwakkenbos (NL)
#13 CHRISTOPH MEIER
Proposal for a Discotheque
29.01.2009 - 15.03.2009
Preview Christoph Meier - Text by Diana Baldon (ENG)
Proposal for a Discotheque: Christoph Meier - Text by Miriam Kathrein (ENG)
#14 DANAI ANESIADOU
I kiss your ectoplasm, like I would a shark
02.04.09 - 03.05.09
Nancy and Tonya - Text by Peter Waechtler (ENG)
#15 OLIVIA PLENDER
21.05.2009 - 28.06.2009
Olivia Plender for KIOSK - Text by Anna Colin (ENG)
The World Turned Upside Down - Text by Anna Colin (ENG)
#16 VAAST COLSON
01.10.2009 - 01.11.2009
We Will Never Surrender - Interview by Lieven Segers - Addendum by Bert Jacobs (NL)
Weblog of this project: Vaast Colson in KIOSK
#17 DAVID BADE
26.11.2009 - 03.01.2010
Kiosk der Emotionen - Text by David Bade (NL)
David Bade’s plezierboot zet koers richting KIOSK - Text by Liene Aerts (NL)