EX-MKH: Voorbij "Le cadavre Exquis"

 

 

Le cadavre Exquis is the name for a word-game which was invented by the French surrealists. Its intention was to free the mind of logic and to make room for creativity. This game was named after the first words of the first poem that was written in this manner:

Le cadavre exquis boira le vin nouveau`
( The exquisite corps shall drink the new wine)

During the past years the artists of EX-MKH have felt an increasing need to analyze the influence of the collaboration within the collective on their individual development. Recently they reported on that on the occasion of Re:Rotterdam with their show Solo EX-MKH.

In the present exhibition EX-MKH will confront the individual artworks with each other without foreknowledge or discussion. They will do this in a way similar to their first presentation in the DCR building in Den Haag in 2006. Next to that they will choose examples from the Umwelt each of them separately inhabits: for this exhibition they will all invite colleagues they feel related to. In their turn the invited artists will also get an opportunity to introduce their context by inviting another artist.

This exhibition may be seen as the surface of water after some stones have been thrown in to it: a number of expanding circles will collide, new circles develop and the whole will show a dynamics of dialogue or isolation. The consequence of this concept is that the initiators of the show will have only limited influence on the resulting exhibition. On the other hand the results may show insights which can be the beginning of new developments in EX-MKH or the introduction of new elements in the individual artworks.

The idea of the Cadavre Exquis was once a subconscious point of departure for the first manifestation of EX-MKH. After a number of exhibitions the artists want to confront unknown elements with the quality of the collaboration they have achieved. The choice of guest-artists is based on their attitude to their work and to their practice. No specific works or themes have been asked for: the invited artists are free to decide on their own considerations.

 

The show

 


Kees Koomen: Mont Ventoux - 2012

 


Kees Koomen: The Lying Poet (performance during opening)
 

 


 

 


 

 


Invited by Kees Koomen - Piet Dieleman: Z.T. - 2011 - 2012

 


Piet Dieleman: Z.T. - 2011 - 2012

 


Piet Dieleman: Z.T. - - 2011 - 2012

 


Invited by Ellen rodenberg - Tanja Smit: Selection of scores printed on banners performed during the opening of the exhibition:
Las Mujeres, An-an, Het leven, Sartre

 


Performance textworks during opening: Tanja Smit, Orlando Aguilar, Angel Faraldo, Cora Schmeiser, Jelte van Andel
Musicians invited by Tanja Smit

 


Tanja Smit explains textworks to visitors

 


Orlando Aguilar on percussion instruments during performance

 


Invited by Maarten Scheper - Barney de Krijger: Le Bureau d'illumination "final cut" - 2012

 


Barney de Krijger: Le Bureau d'illumination "final cut" - 2012

 


Barney de Krijger: Le Bureau d'illumination "final cut" - 2012

 


Barney de Krijger: Le Bureau d'illumination "final cut" - 2012

 


Impression of the exhibition wih left to right works by Maarten Schepers, Ludo Mich, Maarten Schepers, Maarten Schepers

 


Invited by Barney de Krijger - Ludo Mich: Minotaurus (installation), 7 distributeurs en een penisballet (DVD)

 


Ellen Rodenberg: I painted the landscape of Frieslands Grau, I saw a diorama in Yogja's Vredenburg, I painted more locations and in the centre a 3D square, I turned the painting and worked further on the light - 2007 - 2012
Ellen Rodenberg: 3x The other side of the vulcano - 2012

 


Tanja Smit: Selection of performed scores (originals)

 


Presentation Tanja Smit

 


Maarten Schepers: Z.T. - 2012

 


Maarten Schepers: Z.T. - 2012

 


Maarten Schepers: Z.T. - 2012

 


Ellen Rodenberg: Sitting in the middle of the river - turning myself four times - turning the paper four times - painting the painting on a painting + 5x the other side of the vulcano

 


Ellen Rodenberg: Sitting in the middle of the river - turning myself four times - turning the paper four times - painting the painting on a painting

 


Invited by Piet Dieleman - Jos van Merendonk: Z.T. - 2012

 


Jos van Merendonk: Z.T. - 2012
 

 


Impression of the wall with works by Ellen rodenberg, Kees Koomen and Jos van Meerendonk

 


Impression of the exhibition space with works by Ludo Mich, Maarten Schepers, Ellen rodenberg, Jos van Meerendonk, Tanja Smit

 


Maarten Schepers: Z.T. - 2012