A new week calls for a new Tip from Rik. This time Rik tips 'Wallspace', which you might recognize as that former fun art expo next to Wall Street in the city center.
Wallspace isn’t your classic art platform and initiator. There is no permanent exhibition space and recently, Wallspace has been moving around Eindhoven with new 'Situations'. They landed in the Temporary Art Centre (TAC), the KeiBlack Café or the Albert van Abbehuis, for example. They are non-commercial, topical and are always as inclusive as possible. Social issues are denounced here in an accessible way in the form of 'Situations'. Inspired by the international artistic-political movement called the 'Situationists', who criticize old-fashioned beliefs with their 'Happenings'. The ultimate goal is special: the ‘Situations’ should ensure involvement and awareness of the visitor. That’s why the first two ‘Situations’ were queer-orientated and why this years’ focus is on female artists.
The current situation
Highly recommended by Rik, is the current Situation #3: TEXTURE LIKE SUN. Which is currently taking place in TAC. There, the work of Anne van den Berg, which is about the function of art and its accessibility, will be on display until 16 February. By means of a tangible installation you can experiment with this yourself. In this case it is a playful exhibition, but every 'Situation' is different. A live performance or a public discussion are also possible forms of the ‘Situations’. Up next is Cindy Bakker who, with her solo exhibition from 24 April - 17 May, questions the collective interpretation of the things around us. In short, Wallspace is an open-minded platform, where everyone gets a chance to exhibit via the open call system. And don’t be surprised if you see them on the other side of town next time around.
Rik studied architecture and is a city guide in Eindhoven. Every two weeks he shares a tip.
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