An Indefinite Terrain; Trixie, The Hague

Brigitte Louter

The invitation read: “A confrontation of a man with speeding uprise of technology and existing in the sarcastic post-postmodern world has led to the condition when one no longer finds it bearable to exist in the society overpowered by the hyper real. With the explosion of digital media one finds it hard to relate back to their own body, land, nature. A longing for not the past, but the times when mind, body and nature weren’t in mutually abusive relationships has crystalized in the very essence of this exhibition. By relating on natural materials and strong storytelling the selected artists attempt to claim back what’s theirs – the physicality of their body; the authenticity of their touch, breath, brushstroke; the utter connection to planet Earth and earthly beings.”

Brigitte Louter
Brigitte Louter
Brigitte Louter

Come on, folks! Not again this stumbling, quasi-international language! Either write it in poetry or just say what you want.

Brigitte Louter
Emma van Noort

An Indefinite Terrain was a very short running exhibition last weekend at Trixie.

Iliada Charalambous
Iliada Charalambous
Iliada Charalambous

The general mood was one of defiance, challenging present day society which keeps you constantly busy with its obtrusive and indeed unnecessary requirements.

Iliada Charalambous; background, left to right: Debbie Young, Emma van Noort, Brigitte Louter
Debbie Young

Here were six artists, Katerina Sidorova, Iliada Charalambous, Gijsje Heemskerk, Debbie Young, Emma van Noort and Brigitte Louter, who tried to recapture their independent minds against the odds.

Iliada Charalambous
Iliada Charalambous
Emma van Noort
Emma van Noort

Former show room Trixie seems to be just the right place for it.

Emma van Noort
Katerina Sidorova

The show itself, as well as many of the works, were characteristically makeshift, as if exhibiting, and indeed making art, has become a matter of hit and run in these post-postmodern times.

Gijsje Heemskerk
Gijsje Heemskerk
Gijsje Heemskerk

In itself that is fine as it shows developments and basic ideas.

Gijsje Heemskerk
Gijsje Heemskerk

The danger is that works become too transient to be really meaningful.

Top to bottom (sic): Iliada Charalambous, Katerina Sidorova
Katerina Sidorova
Debbie Young

And if it is hit and run, i’d suggest to hit harder as i’m sure you can!

© Villa Next Door 2019

Content of all photographs courtesy to the artists and Trixie, Den Haag

Bertus Pieters

3 thoughts on “An Indefinite Terrain; Trixie, The Hague

  1. Hey Bertus,

    Ik vond de tekst ook slecht joh. Daarom had ik een fictief verhaal geschreven wat een satire is op dat stukje, wat te lezen was bij mijn werk en op de handout. Het ging over een heel esoterische en zweverige kunstenares. Nou, leuk dat je langs gekomen ben en tot laters! Mocht je de handout niet meer hebben en het verhaaltje toch nog willen lezen, dan hoor ik het wel.

    Groetjes,

    Gijsje

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