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The financial crises seem to follow one another in an ever faster pace. This calls for a different way of thinking, for alternatives. The exhibition Oh Crisis! in the luxurious mansion, on the luxurious estate Frankendael explores the alternatives. Not only by means of the exhibited artworks, but also in the form of a concert, film evening and an art dinner are different options for our economy being considered.
Perhaps the artwork that speaks to the imagination the most, is Sara van Sonsbeeck’s work Faraday Tent. If only for the contrast between the imposing interior of House Frankendael and the back to basics camping tent. At first sight a standard tent, but it turns out to be made of faraday. Meant to block all kinds of radio signals and electronic noise. The weapon against information overload and demanding 24-hour economy. Evident may be the suggestion of the artist. No flight from modern society, after all in the middle of the wilderness this specific tent would loose its function, but a change of habits. Not necessarily out of here, but first of all back to oneself.
The exhibition Oh Crisis! at the Amsterdam Frankendael Foundation runs until April 22, 2012. Participating artist: Tjebbe Beekman, Dennis Feddersen, Xi Guo, Ulrik Heltoft, Sven Kroner, Abelardo Morell, Warren Neidich, Tomás Saraceno, Ge-Karel van der Sterren, Sarah van Sonsbeeck and Fiona Tan.
Dennis Feddersen – ohne Titel (2011).
Sven Kroner – Lech (2005).
Sarah van Sonsbeeck – Faraday Tent (2011).