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‘Something is not quite right’: curator & artists talk

July 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

As part of  ” Something is not quite right” public program, Ana Sous – curator invites you to join her and the artists into a conversion around the theme of the exhibition.

How do we experience reality?  How do we see others, objects – the world which surrounds us?

Is it good, bad, mysterious or playful? What is the truth? And how can we grasp it? what do we expect for our future? What is that is “Not quite right”?

Starting from the title of the show, the participants will have the chance to share their perspective and highlights how they relate, connect or take the distance form the topic presented and embedded in the artworks showcased at De Meldkamer.

SOMETHING IS NOT QUITE RIGHT explores the lingering uneasiness experienced by a whole generation of people. For curator Ana Sous, it connects global dynamics with the personal dimension. Through their artworks, the participating artists question common perceptions of the world which surrounds us, opening up space for wonder and new perspectives. According to this discourse, there are infinite ways of understanding reality. It is an overwhelming ‘polyphony of subjectivities’. By entering this rabbit hole, the exhibition offers different ways of perceiving and experiencing the world, scraping the foundations of what we conceive as true.

We will be happy to see you, the event is open to everyone, and free of charge.

It’s also another occasion to meet the curator and the artists part of ” Something is not quite right”.

‘Something is not quite right’, curated by guest curator Ana Sous, will be running from the 9th to the 31st of July 2022.

Drawing connections between global situations, politics, and personal experiences, how can we question our reality, and be open to different ways of perceiving the world?

The exhibition circles around the sensation that what we perceive as true ‘is never quite right’. There are infinite ways of understanding reality. According to curator Ana Sous, we may or may not be aware of this, but each truth is as valid as our own experience.

The exhibition features the work of Amber Lalieu, Flora Lemmens, Marie-Claire Krell & Joep Caenen – who will especially create a ‘hut’, a setting built in-situ with which visitors will be able to interact directly.

In their artistic practice, the artists explore different ways in which we can perceive the world, reflecting this perspective in their work. The aim is to invite visitors to wonder, question and consider different understandings, recognising the limits of perception.

In Europe, many teenagers and young adults have grown up with the feeling that they have always been threatened by something. However, this threat has always been difficult to grasp. Climate change, the limits of economic growth, unemployment and oversea wars are undeniable factors, but these aspects have always been seen as somewhat detached from our daily lives.

“(…) sudden acts of terror have burst into our consciousness with the global pandemic, the emerging far-right movement, and the war in Ukraine. The lingering terror laying in front of us hit us hard. The illusionary sense of peace collapsed, and the sense of unease felt by many over the past years manifested itself through concrete and inescapable events.

Greta Thunberg said “I want you to panic” three years ago. Maybe let’s try to look and question first.” – Curator Ana Sous.

ABOUT THE PROJECT

‘Something is not quite right’ is the third of the exhibition series ‘Art through the window’ initiated by the Artist and the Others. The aim is to provide space for emerging talents working in the city of Maastricht while promoting the creation of fair art practices within the artistic field.
The project gives more visibility to artists from Maastricht and creates connections to curators in the Euregio. By strengthening the professional relationship with artists, professionals, initiatives and institutions, we enhance artistic cooperation between different cities of the Euregio. The project is supported by the Municipality of Maastricht.

ABOUT THE CURATOR

Ana Sous is an independent artist, curator and art historian. She is intrigued by the hidden, twisted, and sometimes dark times in our every-day life. She believes that these moments help understand the dynamics of our postmodern societies. In experimental art practices and in collaborations with other artists, she studies the interplay between art and the world. These include the participatory social installations that have been actively involved in community-building processes in Aachen since 2015. By engaging in different cultural projects in the Euregio, Ana works to build a strong, yet flexible network of artists of any kind.​

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Date:
July 19
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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