With: Annette Behrens (DE), Kimberly Meenan (US), Anique Weve (NL)
Exhibition: 6 March – 27 March 2011
With The Making of Now, the new curators of HMK introduce HMK’s new yearprogramme, titled
The Other Is Here. An important aspect of this exhibition, and the yearprogramme for that matter, is its strong extroverted
focus, that shows a welcoming attitude towards new influences, flavours and ideas. Another element that is
strongly emphasized in both HMK’s first show of 2011, and its 2011 yearprogramma, is the concept of social
interaction; both societal relations, but also the relationship the artist shares with its audience. Exactly these
interactions define the culture and meaning of the Now. In The Making of Now, the artists expose these cultural structures
and social processes in anarchistic or loving ways. Behrens, Meenan and Weve share an extroverted and critical perspective,
always employing a context-specific approach where research and interaction play an important part.
Annette Behrens, who has lived and worked in the Netherlands since 2001, graduated from the Post Sint Joost
Academy in 2010. In her work, Behrens often searches for ‘the other’. Her photography shows intruiging and
sympathetic portraits of people who move just outside the edges of society, or don’t meet the regular social
‘norm’, that often questions the perspective of the audience.
In the work of Anique Weve, she explores social orders and conventions. By placing both participants and
audience in diverging roles, she proposes a new perspective, researching a potential shift in social standards.
In her work The New Family Weve compiled a new family out of several relative strangers, who she then took on a
The work of Kimberly Meenan is created around her fascination with the border between public and private, en
between nature and culture. Even the border between her own life and her work shifts continually, often allowing
her installations to become personal meetings, rather than objects in space.