This April we present the collaborative efforts of conceptual artists Heleen Peeters (b. Belgium, 1988) and Masayo Matsuda (b. Japan, 1980) in our gallery space. Peeters and Matsuda visually explore the interconnected themes of identity and existence. Central to their practice are the concepts of time, traces and memory.
Both artists use photography as creative starting point but do not limit themselves within the boundaries of the medium. They subvert the central dominance of the camera by stripping down the medium to its fundamental essentials, and expose it an instrument to capture colour, light and form; a tool to help harness everything that is ephemeral.
The exhibition The Atlas Of Peter Schlemihl shows the pair’s extensive project based on an 1814 story by Albert von Chamisso. His Peter Schlemihl’s Miraculous Story was written as a cautionary tale for children and tells of the adventures of the man who sold his shadow to the devil. The story is told through multiple series of photographs in which the artists explore different themes of the tale through complementing variations of the multi-facetted medium.
The exhibition opening is on April 4, from 17.30 till 21.00 pm. There will be a special guest to play some music, and we will provide some lovely foods. Beer will be bestowed upon us by Warsteiner. The opening is RSVP only. Want to join? Please send us an e-mail.
Exhibition: The Atlas Of Peter Schlemihl by Heleen Peeters & Masayo Matsuda
7 April 2014 – 30 April 2014
Monday till Thursday from 11.00 till 17.00
Da Costakade 150, Amsterdam
Entrance is free