Three Artists Walk into a Bar...
13 April - 13 May 2012
THREE ARTISTS WALK INTO A BAR…
13 April — 13 May, 2012
de Appel Boys' School, Eerste Jacob van Campenstraat 59, 1072 BD Amsterdam
Opening: Various physical and non-physical sites, including theatres, radio, Internet, and de Appel Boys’ School
"– quite apart from making us laugh – it [humour] has been employed to activate repressed impulses, embody alienation or displacement, disrupt convention, and to explore power relations in terms of gender, sexuality, class, taste or racial and cultural identities."
- Jennifer Higgie -
Haseeb Ahmed, Roi Alter, Yosuke Amemiya, Andreas Arndt and Fritz Bornstück, Marwa Lamia Arsanios, David Bernstein, Daniela Bershan, Clifford Borress, Mitchel Breed, Chad Burt, Jaiyoung Cho, Steven Chodoriwsky, Simeon Cieslinski, Valentina Desideri, Efrat Gal, Ceemin Golshan, Sergei Inja, Adrià Julià, Kroot Juurak, Hyemin Kim, Jihyun Kim, Géraldine Longueville, Pernille Lonstrup, Aapo Nikkanen, Irene O’Callaghan, Joyce Overheul, Jurgis Paškevičius, Enrico Piras, Doris Prlic, Nathania Rubin, Sarah Stein, Diego Tonus, Janneke van der Putten, Timmy van Zoelen, Amanda Wasielewski, Jeff Weber, Christoph Westermeier, Robert Wittendorp, and others to be announced.
De Appel Curatorial Programme 2011-2012 presents Three Artists Walk into a Bar..., a series of works and interventions that take place outside of the premises of the exhibition space, channelled through discussion, dialogue, and public gatherings at the Appel Boys’ School and on the website of the project, www.threeartistswalkintoabar.com. Using the quality of humour to test the potential of art as a critical instrument for the analysis of social, political and cultural issues, this project aims to build a community of peers, professionals and a variety of publics. The commitment to humour, stems from a belief in its social quality; in its capacity to bring subversive voices and unexpected perspectives to mainstream awareness.