August 28, 2013

Blog op Artslant

Ester van de Wiel, De Tuinfabriek (The Garden Factory), 2013; Photo: Andrea Alessi.

At its best, the exhibition makes a familiar place feel new. Either by function or the contingencies of installation, many artworks reveal little-known spaces in ways that make you think differently about Hoog Catharijne and what goes on there. Ascend a private stairwell and find an enclosed rooftop-turned-vegetable-garden courtesy of Ester van de Wiel; visit a forgotten cabaret in pristine 1970s condition to watch a film by Gabriel Lester; or attend a backstage walking tour to discover subsurface locations and temporalities within the mall superstructure. Other projects change how you think about the spaces that everyone knows. Pilvi Takala's "permit-full zone”, for example, designates a normal shopping corridor as place where visitors can do things that would usually require official clearances (the artist applied for as many permits on behalf of visitors as she could).

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Studio Ester van de Wiel, de Tuinfabriek