Alien Realism is an installation by Marc Oosting comprised of sculptures, paintings and lots of neon. Alien Realism derives it’s title from a project the artist started two years ago. For Alien Realism Marc Oosting commissioned a Korean artist to reproduce his own marker sketches in oil paint. Where they were disregarded and scattered around his studio before, the sketches are now brought into the center of attention by undergoing a dramatic transformation. From the quick marker drawings they are turned into elaborate, time-consuming oil painted copies. Oostings handwriting is reproduced through the superb technique of the Korean artist while being obscured at the same time. Questions concerning cultural production, authenticity and otherness lie at the core of Alien Realism.
Participating artists: Eylem Aladogan, Maja Bajevic, Razan Hassan, Katerina Sidorova, Preta Wolzak
Nothing is more congenial, more seductive than textiles, especially in an epoch like ours, when technology plays a paramount role, and the senses seem to be in jeopardy. Textiles with their diversity of type and structure tell a tale. The project is curated by Catherine E.
an attempt or effort.
effort, endeavor, try,
venture, trial, experiment,
Master of Artistic Research, University van Amsterdam
Supported by Gerrit Rietveld Academie
This exhibition presents the final outcome of the two-year program of the Master of Artistic Research of the University of Amsterdam – a program that offers a combined study of theory and art
The sun has set, the pool lights are on.
They have been on all afternoon.
The changing light casts a shadow on what all day
has been on display: houses, volcanoes, the ocean.
You can see the texture of the wall, the way the light breaks in the water.
Actually, it is now, that one can see how things work