This group show is a collaboration with Project Space On The Inside and will take place in both locations: in the gallery ánd the brand new art space Project Space On The Inside. This show will mark the first exhibition in this new art space in Amsterdam Noord.
The group show Koen Delaere will be curating at Gerhard Hofland in the summer of 2020 shall be loosely based on an idea that was coined by Marshall McLuhan. Talking about the poetry of Ezra Pound, McLuhan comes up with this notion he calls ‘juxtaposition without copula’. He asks the question ‘who speaks this poem?’, meaning there can be different voices in one sentence speaking at the same time. So which voice is talking to you while reading it?
When you translate this to painting, different forces can be simultaneously active on a single canvas. The painting is a field of force without official syntax, resistant to translation. I like this idea and find it useful in my practice. A painting has several things going on at the same time. According to Ezra Pound such a juxtaposition, situating two or more things side by side, will establish relationships, which he calls images. In my opinion these relationships become incredibly tight, combining the dimensional with the real, the everyday here and now, and the physical space (performance) with the relational space (picture).