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Kimberly Clark

 
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film still 'Next Level'
from the serie Temporary Devotion
2011 4:12


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KIMBERLY CLARK is a collective of Dutch artists whose videos, sculptures and installations often reveal a disturbing image of unbridled night-time pleasures that even cross the limits to excess. In static images or snapshots, the changing psychological states of modern man – ranging from euphoria to ennui and isolation to hysteria – are documented in a very direct way. Kimberly Clark’s method is passionate and spontaneous, and mercilessly probes the wounds of post-modern man’s emotional poverty and failure to communicate. Their works frequently centre on a female figure, a symbol of the suffering yet always rebellious body that has to survive on the modern battlefield of our party society – embodied in Kimberly Clark’s work by mountains of consumer refuse such as empty cigarette boxes, fag ends, shattered bottles, beer tins and ketchup. The trio’s rather gross and expressive language sometimes recalls the explicit language of writers such as Easton Ellis, who examined the zeitgeist of the asphalt jungle New York in the late 1980s, including sex and drug excesses, but also conjures the apocalyptic paintings of Hieronymus Bosch which show human beings cavorting on the edge of the world’s abyss. The movie Next Level is Kimberly Clark’s new video film made in Berlin, which is shown as a projection. It provides highlighted insights into Berlin city life and documents the reactions of passers-by and customers of bars and shops to the appearance of a ghostly female figure with no head, which, embodied by Kimberly Clark, also refers to actual historical facts, although these have long disappeared from the public consciousness. It is the unexpected, the open spaces in the already established, which interests Kimberly Clark – a practice through which the artists call for more space for intuition, improvisation and passion in both society and art.
   

Kimberly Clark

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Grants

2010-2011

-Artist in rescidence at Künstlerhaus Bethaniën, Berlin, GER

Solo Exhibitions

2011

-Luis de Adelantado Valencia/ Mexico(ES)
-Wrong Exit, Autocentre, Berlin DU
-Temporary Devotion, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin (DU)


2010
-Rineke Dijkstra / Cady Noland / Pierre Leguillon features Diana Arbus /
Kimberly Clark, HOOLEY, De Hallen, Haarlem (NL)
-Temporary Devotion, Atelierhof Kreuzberg, Berlin (DE)

2008
-Hallucinations & Halleluja's, Stedelijk Museum, 's Hertogenbosch (NL)

2007
-Penispanic, CODE (free code magazine) Bruxelles (BE)
www.codemagazine.be

2006
-HOOLEY the Breeder, Athens (EL)
-DOOMED with grace and pleasure, Bugada & Cargnel (Cosmic), Paris (FR)

Group Exhibitions

2011

-Halleluhwah! Homage à CAN Stuttgart/Berlin (Künstlerhaus Bethaniën) (DE)
-The Piano has been drinking - Galerie Zink (Berlin) at Giulia Bar, Munich (DE)
-a.i.r. 4 , Substitut (Raum für aktuelle Kunst aus der Schweiz), Berlin (DE)

2010

-KRC Collection (former Chadha) , Voorschoten (NL)
-Gallery Luis de Adelantado, Valencia, (ES)
-Smell of pepper, gallery Peter Bergman, Stockholm, (SE)
-Inter-cool 3.0 HMKV Hartware Medien Kunst Verein, Dortmund (GER)
-Fantastische fotografie, CBK, Rotterdam (NL)
-Berlin Kreuzberg Biennale, www.berlin-kreuzberg-biennale.org
-The destroyed room, Whatspace, Tilburg and Galerie im Regierungsviertel, Berlin (NL/GER)
-Madonna Psycho Slut, GRIMM museum, Berlin, GER

2009
-T.I.C.A.B – Tirana International Contemporary Art Biannual
The Symbolic Efficiency of the Frame
Curated by Edi Muka and Joa Ljungberg, Tirana (ALB)


2008

-Forgotten bar project, Berlin www.galerieimgegierungsviertel.org (DU)
-Der Strich, Hysteria, Berlin (DU)
-Yes, showroom MAMA, Rotterdam (NL)
-villa Zebra/ de Kunsthal, Rotterdam (NL)
-Big Mag III, the Player, Rotterdam

2007
-'Destroy Athens' 1st Athens Biennale (EL)
-'Personal=political/redux', Paradiso, Amsterdam (NL)
-'W(h)omen', GEMAK (Gemeentemuseum Den Haag en de Vrije
Academie), Den Haag (NL)
-‘Says the Junk in the Yard', Flowers East, London (UK)
-'Risky business', TENT, Rotterdam (NL)

Bibliography

2008
- 1st Athens Biennale, Martin Herbert, Frieze Jan.-Feb. 2008
- Handen Hoog Kimberly Clark, Metropolis M, Domeniek Ruyters, 14 dec
- De obstinate Hooligansculpturen van kunstenaarstrio Kimberly Clark, NRC
Handelsblad, Sandra Smets, 29-12-2008
- Yes , billen met een boodschap, Elda Dorren, Items 2009
- Destroy Athens, 1st Athens Biennale 2007
-Says the junk in the jard, catalogue (with o.a. Mikhael Subotzky, Alistair Mackie, Gavin Turk, Stephen Gill) 2007
-12 oct. 2006: The art newspaper, Frieze art fair
'sculpture, Why collectors are moving from the wall to the floor'
-NRC Handelsblad, Consumeren is troost op korte termijn, 31 maart 2007, Machteld Leij.
-Volkskrant, Alter ego’s tonen een brutale en nihilistische nieuwe vrouw, 16 april 2007, Volkskrant, Sacha Bronwasser.
-Tubelight, Pole Position, mei, juni, 2007, Barbara Lodde.

   

Kimberly Clark

dongenvaniris@hotmail.com
ellemiek_s@yahoo.com

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ellemiek_s@yahoo.com

   





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