Exhibition — Two in the Wave


You are invited to the exhib­i­tion Two in the Wave show­ing works by Thomas Jen­kins and Batia Suter, open­ing on April 12th, 2013 at Prin­t­Room in Rot­ter­dam…

The exhib­i­tion ‘Two in the Wave’ presents two works con­cerned with the artist­ic treat­ment of prin­ted – mat­ter and the book in light of our sur­round­ing seas, oceans and the con­nota­tions these seem­ingly bound­less expanses put for­ward. As advanced by the two works, there is a sens­ible retreat from the doc­u­ment­ary image to its recov­ery in the ele­ment of the fic­tion­al. For instance, both works share a form­al approach towards their dis­play – evok­ing the char­ac­ter­ist­ics of dis­play­ing sci­entif­ic mater­i­al – where­as their con­tents dis­close a cer­tain ambi­gu­ity towards the treat­ment of inform­a­tion. In that, the works fore­ground the pos­sib­il­ity of gen­er­at­ing altern­at­ive know­ledge through the dis­place­ment and fic­tion­al­isa­tion of col­lec­ted imagery, as well as by show­ing the con­struc­tion of sys­tems of rep­res­ent­a­tion and the vari­ous read­ings and stor­ies this puts for­ward.”
— Prin­t­Room

Cur­ated by Nieko­laas Johannes Lek­kerkerk and Karin de Jong

Schi­et­baan­straat 17

April 13th to May 25th, 2013
Open­ing: April 12th from 7 to 10pm