Claudio Beorchia & Thiago Hersan – Signals and Words

Period: 12/03 – 26/03/2020
Opening: 12/03/2020 at 17:00
Open: Fri/Sat/Sun 13:00-16:00

The exhibition collects the artifacts created by Thiago Hersan (BR) and Claudio Beorchia (IT) during their artist-in-residence at Artist Residencies Enschede. These artifacts are heterogeneous objects, texts, devices and apparatus, distant from each other in time, medium and materials. Through these objects, the artists create folds, interstices, breaches and possibilities that talk about the status of our contemporaneity, our actions and our behaviors.

The objects presented by Thiago point to different measuring rituals for a new kind of astronomy where electromagnetic transmissions can be read like stars.

In Claudio’s works language has a central role. Words – or their absence – are the material, the tool he uses to reveal and give shape to his reflections.

Christel Burghoorn & Magrit Ruset – Busstop

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“What drives us?” is an art project carried out within the framework of taNDem, a cross-border art and culture project of the EUREGIO, and supported by INTERREG. This year’s theme is: “Energy. What drives us?”

Margit Rusert and Christel Burghoorn have selected ten bus stops in different places along the route between their homes and workspaces. In each of the ten bus stops an answer to the question: “What drives us?” was implemented in a one-day art installation. These installations have inspired bus passengers and passers-by to ask themselves what drives them, motivates them, what gives them energy.

In the project exhibition in the XPO room, the answers Rusert and Burghoorn received are shown alongside photos and details of the installations in the bus shelters.

Opening: 13/02/2020 at 17:00 by Desiree Brüning

Period: 13/02 – 23/02/2020
Open: Fri/Sat/Sun 13:00-17:00
Location: Stroinksbleekweg 2, 7523 ZL, Enschede

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“Wat beweegt ons?” is een kunstproject dat wordt uitgevoerd in het kader van taNDem, een grensoverschrijdend kunst- en cultuurproject van de EUREGIO, en dat wordt ondersteund door INTERREG. Het thema van dit jaar is: “Energie. Wat drijft ons?

Margit Rusert en Christel Burghoorn hebben tien bushaltes geselecteerd op verschillende plaatsen langs de route tussen hun woon- en werkplaatsen. In elk van de tien bushaltes werd een antwoord op de vraag: “Wat drijft ons?” geïmplementeerd in een ééndaagse kunstinstallatie. Deze installaties hebben busreizigers en voorbijgangers geïnspireerd om zich af te vragen wat hen drijft, motiveert en energie geeft.

In de projecttentoonstelling in XPO worden de antwoorden die Rusert en Burghoorn kregen, getoond naast foto’s en details van de installaties in de bushokjes.

„Was treibt uns an?“ ist ein Kunstprojekt, durchgeführt im Rahmen von taNDem, einem grenzüberschreitenden Kunst- und Kulturprojekt der EUREGIO, und gefördert durch INTERREG. Das diesjährige Thema ist: „Energie. Was treibt uns an?“

Margit Rusert und Christel Burghoorn haben auf der Route zwischen ihren Wohn- und Arbeitsorten zehn Bushaltestellen in verschiedenen Orten ausgewählt. In jeder der zehn Bushaltestellen wurde eine Antwort auf die Frage: “Was treibt uns an?” in einer eintägigen Kunst- Installation umgesetzt. Diese Installationen haben Busfahrende und Passanten inspiriert, sich selbst die Frage zu stellen, was sie antreibt, motiviert, was ihnen Energie gibt.

In der Projektausstellung im XPO Raum werden die Antworten, die Rusert und Burghoorn bekommen haben, neben Fotos und Details der Installationen in den Wartehäuschen gezeigt.

Dirk Comello – Residency Dalian

The exhibition by Dirk Comello shows works he created during his residency in Dalian (China) in 2018. In drawings Dirk captures his impressions and the products of the many Chinese markets and the origins of Chinese characters.

“The visual origin of Chinese characters opens the opportunity to see them as representations of human experiences in general” – Dirk Comello.

The exhibition also includes drawings from Dirk’s residency in Clairmont, New York which he attended at the end of 2019.

This exhibition is a result from the warm cooperation between the city of Enschede, Dalian Zhongshan Art museum (China) and ARE (Artist Residencies Enschede)

Period: 16/01 – 26/01/2020
Opening: 16/01/2020 at 17:00
Open: Fri/ Sat/ Sun 13:00-16:00
Location: Stroinksbleekweg 2, 7523 ZL, Enschede, NL

Erica Ferrari – Has always been dystopia

The more productivity increases, the more misery increases – it is the dystopia of a world that would benefit from industrialization, that would provide social equality and free humanity from mechanical, non reflective work. But capitalism has accelerated the creation of more work, the continual overload, the consumerism and the annihilation of nature and people systematically. Workers remain subdued today, with other parameters from third sector activity and the replacement of formal work by a model of individual entre-preneurship.
Mud, oil, totalitarian regimes – “from the periphery emerges urgency” *: the basis needs to be changed.

* Enrique Dussel in ‘philosophy of liberation’

Opening: 28/11/2019 at 17:00
Open: 29/11 – 08/12/2019 13:00-18:00
Location: XPO, Stroinksbleekweg 2, 7523 ZL Enschede

>From 29/11 until 05/12 the Brazilian artist-in-residence Erica Ferrari will attend the exhibition. Come meet Erica and talk about her art work and research.

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Melle Foortjes & Judith Glimmerveen – Unravel

During the Photofestival 2019, AKI ArtEZ students exhibit at XPO in Roombeek. From new work and personal starting points, they enter a dialogue with the theme ‘Inner Circles’.

Period: 03/10 – 31/10/2019
Opening: 03/10/2019 at 17:00
Open: Fri/ Sat/ Sun 12:00-17:00
Location: Stroinksbleekweg 2, 7523 ZL, Enschede, NL

In her work “Rhizoma”, Melle Foortjes explores the relationships between herself, her work, her processes and her environment. These elements come together in an overall-installation. Rhizoma is a representation of the philosophical concept “Rhizome” by Gilles Deleuze, which deals with how elements and their environments influence each other and therefore always change into new qualities that are open to new connections.

In her work “111 days in Jerusalem” Judith Glimmerveen reports on her experiences in Jerusalem, where she studied at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design during the past semester. She shows her perspective on the city, everyday life and what connects and separates people.

The Fine Art & Cross Media Design study programs work in a multidisciplinary manner, which influences the form of presentation. The medium of photography is at the basis of the work.

Gaolu Han – Stroll by Traveling

Period: 08/09 – 18/09/2019, Opening: 08/09/2019 at 15:00

Gaolu Han presents an intermediate between representationalism and expressionism. This status derives from experience in Chinese cultural background and exploration on Western artistic forms. The path of the works has characteristic pluralism with rational and critical thinking, and the feeling of painting with a sensitive trans experience combined with the identity of the artist.

Gaolu Han about his work:
Currently,traveling inspired me and this experience works as a trigger which drives me to be immersed in existence,change and relevance. Meanwhile, in the context between the splendid art of the Netherlands and contemporary art, I meditate that I can cross the cultural areas, including exchanging,talking and co-existing. What I mentioned above, I present like traveling along a stream, painting a line, brush stroke, gradation, temperament and ink …

Han is an artist from Dalian (China). This year Enschede and Dalian celebrate 10 years of collaboration between two sister cities. With this year’s artists’ exchange, ARE and the Dalian Zhongshan Art museum honor the warm cooperation of recent years in the cultural field. In tribute to the 10-year anniversary, Han also participates in the Two Sisters art project, initiated by Marc Boumeester of AKI ArtEz.

I-Yen Chen – A State of Obscurity

Opening: 13/06/2019 at 17:00
Period:13/06 – 30/06/2019
Open: Fri/ Sat/ Sun 12:00-17:00

First we draw lines, and from these emerge a map.
Thus are borders defined.

I-Yen Chen (Taiwan) is a visual artist who has been an artist in residence at ARE since the end of April this year. Currently I-Yen is based between Taiwan and Australia. With her background in the humanities and personal experience, she is very interested in historical events and human mindsets.

In the last several years, I-Yen has been exploring and developing the concept metaphorical landscapes to present landscapes not as eternal or objective, but as a reflection of human memory and dreams. I-Yen believes that it is through the unending transformation of this space that we settle in, and find affinity with, the world around us.

Saturday 15/06/2019 at 14:00, I-Yen is personally giving a tour through the exhibition.

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Daniel Maalman – 8TET1

Foundscape project: Soundshapes 8TET1
Opening: May 25 at 20:00

8 T E T 1 is a sound installation consisting of ceramic instruments that are played by electro-mechanical tap modules. This installation is part of the Foundscape project. The starting point of this project is an investigation into the sound properties of different materials, which runs parallel to the investigation of the sonic signature of locations, buildings and objects.

Open during the Maker Festival Twente on May 25 and 26 from 11:00 to 17:00.

During opening hours there is the possibility to make a sound composition yourself under the supervision of Edwin Dertien.

Marloes Staal – Living Landscape

“Through living in it, the landscape becomes part of us, just as we are part of it, in a process that is continuous and never-ending.”
– Tim Ingold

Opening: 18/04/2019
Period: 18/04 – 28/04/2019
Open: Fri./ Sat./ Sun. 13:00-17:00
Location: Stroinksbleekweg 2, 7523 ZL, Enschede

The works that can be seen in the exhibition ‘Living Landscape’ are based on the human relationships with the landscape that are becoming more and more stressed and were created during an artist in residence in Leipzig in 2019. During this working period of 3 months at the Pilotkueche, Marloes was particularly struck by how much was built in this former GDR city, for the city was almost empty until recently. Now that the city is booming again, building cannot take place quickly enough. But where do all these building materials actually come from, and what influence do we have outside the city? How do we ensure that others can also live in the landscape?

Accompanying this exhibition, Marloes will give an extensive lecture at Concordia on 25 April. On April 28 there is a festive finissage at XPO, where part of the work may be taken home!

The working period in Leipzig and the works that were created there, were made possible thanks to a grant for international exchange from the City of Enschede.

Due to easter: closed on Sunday 21/04 and open on Monday 22/04

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Evangeline Clark – A Blue, A Purple, Aloë vera, Aster, Banaan, Cupcake, Engeland, Hibiscus, Pilli Pilli, Prinsessen Roze, Selectie and Ultiem.

At first glance, the aesthetic intensity of Evangeline Clark’s work may suggest it only exists to announce its own presence. However, the intention of her practise is to act as a spatial disruption through the ephemeral invasion of colour. Clark’s work examines the boundaries between the decorative and the feminine, the grotesque and the pretty, the meaningless and the significant.

Opening: 14/03/2019 17:00
Period: 14/03 – 24/03/2019
Open: Fri./ Sat./ Sun. 12:00-17:00

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