HoTEl
MaRIA
kApeL
  • The Making Of Now

    1011_themakingofthenow_medium

    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
    family outing.
    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.