01.01.2014 — 01.03.2016
In 1993 the American artist Lawrence Weiner realized a work of art in the lobby of the building complex Tetterode with the text: As if it had not / As if it had not. In 2000, however, this textual work was painted over. When asked if the work should be restored, Weiner’s answer was entirely in line with his conceptual work and thinking, “[I have] sympathy for Tetterode as a former foundry, but it suffices that the work has been there.”
In turn, both to keep Weiner’s textual work alive as well as to underline the temporary nature of each work of art as a powerful element in itself, the idea has come up of WEINER WALL, a series of murals of which each will be visible for three months. M4gastatelier invites artists whose work relates to both this mission and the location: a hall with an art deco interior (by architect KPC de Bazel) which serves as a transit route into the building complex.
Between January 2014 and March 2016, WEINER WALL will present nine activities in all. In addition to the wall-painting-presentations, there will be intermediate evenings with a multidisciplinary program. Artists are invited to give a deepening to the WEINER WALL project, for example by starting a discussion or by giving a lecture, a performance or another form of presentation.
WEINER WALL artists: Rob Birza, Jan van der Ploeg, Sonia Rijnhout, Sebastiaan Schlicher, Gracia Khouw, Hadassah Emmerich, Aafke Bennema, Erik Odijk and again Rob Birza.
The presentations of the WEINER WALL take place on West Wednesdays, that is every second Wednesday of the month. The mural is on view during the regular opening hours of Gallery Gerhard Hofland, Bilderdijkstraat 165-c; www.gerhardhofland.com
WEINER WALL is an initiative of M4gastatelier, Gaston ten Horn & Monica Aerden. The project is kindly supported by Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst (AFK), Stadsdeel West & Tetterode