Press release, 2013:
TWENTE BIENNALE 23 May - 9 June in Roombeek, Enschede
On 23 May the international art manifestation Twente Biënnale opens its doors in cultural district Roombeek in Enschede. This year’s theme: IDENTIFYING EUROPE. International top artists and talents from the East of The Netherlands give their view on the history, current affairs and near future of Europe, the economic crisis, populism,
During the Twente Biënnale 2013 more than 100 artists show their work. With contributions by Architects of Air (UK), Jonathan Meese (D), Marina Abramovic, Christoph Schlingensief (AT), Laibach-Kunst (SL), David Cerny (CZ), JR (FR), GOLDIE (UK), Electroboutique (RU), Topotek (D), Ergun Koken (TR), Alicia Framis, Miktor en Molf, Ahmet Ogut, Marc Bijl, Hugo Kaagman, Gert Jan Kocken, Jan Cremer, Teun Castelein, Refunc, FEMEN, Maarten van Rossem, Pieter Steinz, Jos de Mul and many, many more!
Right in front of the entrance of Rijksmuseum Twenthe you find the WWIII sculpture by Atelier van Lieshout, which is part of their Infernopolis project. In the museum itself you can see work of a.o. Czech enfant terrible David Cerny, the latest film by German top artist Jonathan Meese (world premiere) and an installation referring to the documentary by Austrian film maker Paul Poet, ‘Auslander Raus’. The installation is an audiovisual account of the art project of the same name by German artist Christoph Schlingensief, who in 2000, built a Big Brother house out of sea containers for rejected asylum seekers in the city centre of
Museumlaan and Stroinksbleek – Church of Detention
In the public space of Roombeek you can find several art works amidst the district’s postmodern architecture. Here too, European social current affairs are never far away: don’t be surprised to stumble across washed up corpses from Northern Africa, caged
Architects of Air
Architects of Air (UK) presents
Balengebouw: Jan Cremer – Marina Abramovic – EX$IT through the Gift$hop.
This building was predestined to become the
Street art and Urban Art
Street art is one of the cornerstones of the Twente Biënnale. This year you can find street art in Roombeek, by a.o. Hugo Kaagman, JR and Booyabase, The Londen Police, ZEUS, Pipsqueak, but also by British drum ‘n bass pioneer GOLDIE, aka Clifford Price.
A new sub-genre in street art is 4D Streetpainting, a drawing and painting style with Augmented Reality. Together with some of the best 4D Streetpainting artists from around the world, Dutch artist Leon Keer will give a live demonstration on the tarmac of the Museumlaan in Enschede, during the first weekend of the Twente Biënnale.
23 May: Spectacular opening with Darth Vader hot air balloon
On Thursday 23 May the spectacular opening takes place. From the exact location where on 13 May 2000 several sea containers with illegal firework exploded, almost completely destroying the district of Roombeek, a giant Darth Vader hot air balloon by Pearl Ballooning (Be) is launched. The Twente Biënnale in Roombeek marks a new era for this reborn architecture and culture district: Cultuurpark Roombeek. The official opening takes place at all locations, with deejays, live acts, performances and a reading by Maarten van Rossem.
26 May: Symposium at Rijksmuseum Twenthe
On Sunday 26 May a symposium takes place with several readings and artist talks at the Rijksmuseum Twenthe, with a.o. professor in philosophy Jos de Mul and literary critic of NRC Handelsblad Pieter Steinz.
Location: Architectuurwijk Roombeek, Enschede (a.o. Rijksmuseum Twenthe, TwentseWelle, TETEM kunstruimte, Concordia, ArtEZ).
// 23 May - 9 June 2013 // daily 11-21u, museums 11-17u
Presale and ticket information starts mid April
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For more information, contact creative director Kees de Groot: 0031-(0)655830311
Image material (high res): www.twentebiennale.nl/pers.zip (115MB, right click, save as...) www.twentebiennale.nl/Meese.zip
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