press release

Opening: 1 December 2006 at 20.00 hrs

How can one reality be understood through another? This question is aimed at the artistic approach of applying a subjective way of seeing to existing aspects of reality and concomitantly, to develop a unique system, which follows a set of rules differing from the norm. It identifies a process of appropriation and translation, which comprises moments of discontinuity, semantic shifts and omissions, all of which are inherent in the production and appropriation of images. It is an interpretation of found and, to an extent, recalled and projected images, which in turn generate new imaginings.

»Resonance or How one reality can be understood through another« compiles a selection of works from artists associated with the Jan van Eyck Academy’s Fine Art Department during the past seven years and includes drawings, photographs, installations, sculptures, videos, films and performance. Being multi-facetted and heterogenous both on the level of aesthetics and content , what the works presented in the exhibition have in common relates more to method than to theme or subject matter, and exactly in this they provide a tool to approach, focus and unsettle the aesthetic, social and political realities we encounter everday.

Curated by Astrid Wege, Cologne

The exhibition was initiated by the Jan van Eyck Academie (Maastricht) and realised in cooperation with STUK and Artis.

Exhibition architecture: Milica Topalovic, Rotterdam and Basel Graphic design: Katja Gretzinger, Berlin and Maastricht Project management: Mique Eggermont, Maastricht

With financial support of the European Union.

Kurator: Astrid Wege

Künstler: Pavel Braila, Anke Brüchner, Peggy Buth, Raphael Cuomo & Maria Iorio, Mariana Castillo Deball, Marjolijn Dijkman & Eric Van Hove, Olivier Foulon, Nikolaus Gansterer, Hatice Güleryüz, Paul Hendrikse, Johanna Kirsch, Will Kwan, Doris Lasch & Ursula Ponn, Achim Lengerer, Lene Markusen, Charlotte Moth, Gyan Panchal, Falke Pisano, Romana Schmalisch, Megan Sullivan, Armando Andrade Tudela, Inga Zimprich.