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Gare du Nord exhibition

17-7-15 11:00 - 15-8-15 17:00
Theatrum Anatomicum, Nieuwmarkt 4, 1012 CR Amsterdam

A Summer exhibition at the Theatrum Anatomicum of the Waag in Amsterdam. 
Open on Thursday - Friday - Saturday - Sunday from 12 - 18.00 hrs.

Gard du Nord is primarily a show about the body: its shape, its membrane, and its boundaries. The sentence written along the walls of the theatre (a quote by the humanist Caspar Barlaeus) has been interpreted by the three artists in different ways. In their works, these artists have chosen different scales of perception, touch, and sight. All the works are new, site-specific commissions.

More photos at Flickr

About the artists
Nicola Samorì, who represented Italy at the 56th Venice Biennale, reveals another possible use for the theatre: what if a dissected body stood up and incorporated all the identities of those that have looked upon it? Laurent-David Garnier has developed a tool for observation: a kaleidoscope able to capture all the light particles that have been floating in the House of Vision. Sonja Bäumel unfolds kingdoms, colonies, and dynasties that have been, are, and will be our closest companions.

Gare du Nord, is a project initiated by Chiara Ianeselli and developed with Lucas Evers of Waag.

The project is supported by Waag, Institut Français des Pays-Bas, Austrian Embassy The Hague and promoted by Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Amsterdam and Iamsterdam. Developed in collaboration with Museum Vrolik.

More information is available at the project page (see below). Entrance fee is € 2.