Soundtrack for a Troubled Time12.03.2022—22.05.2022
Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc, Katinka Bock, Charbel-joseph H. Boutros & Stéphanie Saadé, Edith Dekyndt, Angela Detanico & Rafael Lain, Roni Horn, Cally Spooner
Curated by: Chris Bestebreurtje and Petra Kuipers
Venue: Huidenclub, Pelgrimsstraat 5c, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Opening Times: Saturday to Sunday 13:00–18:00
During Art Rotterdam: Wednesday to Sunday 11.00-20.00
Soundtrack for a Troubled Time was assembled by curators Chris Bestebreurtje and Petra Kuipers, and borrows its title from Cally Spooner’s two-channel sound installation.
Works by Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc, Katinka Bock, Charbel-joseph H. Boutros & Stéphanie Saadé, Edith Dekyndt, Angela Detanico & Rafael Lain, Roni Horn and Cally Spooner will be displayed in two complementary exhibition spaces which differ in dimensions.
Soundtrack for a Troubled Time centres on the realm of collective unease and the individual desire to escape the latter, whilst balancing between fiction and reality, searching for a comfortable position. A deeper attentiveness to the unseen interplay of the natural forces that surround us is encouraged.
The artists suggest an antidote on the basis of a new perspective on the world or humanity, they re-write (colonial) history in a more poetic narrative in which humanism, art, poetry and beauty provide relief.
The works comprising Soundtrack for a Troubled Time originate from the following collections: Kervahut—Laurent Fiévet Collection, France; Frédéric de Goldschmidt Collection, Belgium; Joseph Kouli Collection, France; along with other collections that wish to remain anonymous.