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Onthaasting: About Spare Time and Slower Worlds by notimetolose
November 16, 2008, 12:25 pm
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Onthaasting: About Spare Time and Slower Worlds
Curated by Niels Van Tomme and Jan Van Woensel

Onthaasting is a mental diversion through the use of recreation as an “escape” from the perceived unpleasant aspects of daily life. It takes place on the outskirts of contemporary life: on mountaintops, in wide-open plains, in churches, in landscapes, in gardens … but most of all in the mind. The exhibition presents Belgian contemporary video artists within this conceptual framework.

Artists: Guillaume Bijl, Jacques Charlier, Cel Crabeels, De Brassers, Messieurs Delmotte, Gery De Smet, Harald Thys & Jos De Gruyter.

November 11 – December 21, 2008

American University Museum
Katzen Arts Center
4400 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20016

http://www.american.edu/cas/katzen/museum/2008nov_onthaasting.cfm

OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday November 22, 2008, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

LECTURES:

Saturday November 22, 2008, 4:00 PM
Onthaasting – The Exhibition as a State of Mind
Co-curator Niels Van Tomme will explain the concept of the exhibition. Through wide-ranging references, Van Tomme plans to merge the national with the personal, the theoretical with the anecdotal.

Saturday December 20, 2008 4:00 PM
Belgians on Holiday
Co-curator Jan Van Woensel will explore the peculiar behavior of Belgians during their vacation at the beach. The lecture takes the 1996 surreal cult movie ‘Camping Cosmos’ as a key example.

Exhibition and all events free and open to the public.

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