To Contaminate Is To Care
Jesse Ahlers, Cecilia Bengtsson Judith Jansen
3 till 25 Mar 2018
Opening: Saturday 3 Mar 2018 — 17:00 till 19:00 hrs

'To contaminate is to care' is a collaboration experiment which opposes individualistic practice and exhibition making and is a material trialogue of affect and mutation between the artists, the materials and the space.

During the exhibition PuntWG functions as a social and experimental space in which the work of the artists will continuously develop. The space is open for visitors from March 4-25, Wed-Sun 12-5pm.

Dineke Blom wrote a review.


Saturday March 3 at 5 pm

'Perspectives on contamination'
double lecture with cultural philosopher Gijs van Oenen and forensic biologist Ate Kloosterman, moderator: Lukas Verburgt
Saturday March 17 at 8 pm

 Finnisage with artist talk
moderator: Sher Doruff
Sunday March 25 at 4 pm

On the artists

Jesse Ahlers (NL, 1985) studied fine arts at Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht and Artistic Research at the University of Amsterdam / Gerrit Rietveld Academy. She draws, writes, takes and finds photographs, makes installations and works with colour pigments. She exhibited her work in Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam, CBK Zuidoost and Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen. In March, she was artist-in-residence at Arquetopia in Puebla, Mexico, with a project

Having a background as a classically trained musician Cecilia Bengtsson (1984) studied Fine Arts at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam and has completed the Artistic Research Master in The Hague. Bengtsson’s work revolves around inter-bodily relations.  She has exhibited in various contexts including Lumen Travo and Lab 111, Teto Projects and STROOM gallery. Cecilia Bengtsson is also a text writer and  teaches at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague.

Judith Jansen (1985) studied philosophy at the University of Amsterdam, where she graduated from the Research Master in 2012. She currently is a student at DOGtime, Gerrit Rietveld Academy. Her work investigates processes of time and change, the interplay of reality and fiction and the tension between what is made visible and what is kept out of view. She combines digital media with drawing, text and performance into work that is often itself also process-oriented.



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