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2024

PROGRAM
   Gerrit Rietveld X UvA ...    
   The Games We Play ...
 

2023

PROGRAM
    Gallery Ellipsis: Millennial Burnout 
    Navigating the Unseen
        • Publication, Bea Secchia    
    2012 Never Happened:
an Epilogue

2022

PROGRAM 
    Plaza
    Less Walls More Bridges
    This Too Shall Pass

2021

PROGRAM
    Mauveine
    Listening to Bonfires
    Do Dreams Require Liquid?
    Objections to the Possibility of Understanding ...

2020

PROGRAM
    Last Christmas
 

2019

PROGRAM
    No Harm Done
        • Publication, Simon Becks
    No Spoon




ABOUT    


INDEBT is a cultural destination and non-profit organization dedicated to ‘creating space’. The fluid project manifests itself through an exhibition program, communal gatherings, and the facilitation of cultural locations throughout the city.
     In both its organizational structure as well as curatorial selection, INDEBT aims to rethink conventions and expectations in the art world and broader creative field.




NAVIGATING THE UNSEEN



Installation views, Navigating the Unseen, 2023


13-10-’23 till 29-10-’23

REIN KOOYMAN | NAVIGATING THE UNSEEN
        
INDEBT is excited to present Navigating the Unseen, a solo show by Rein Kooyman. Through installation work, photography, and video, the exhibition showcases the artist’s connection with the National Parc des Écrins in France.

    A unique collection of millennia-old slate, granite, and river stones is gathered. Each stone is attached to a hemp string and individually assembled, demanding precise commitment to physical and mental discipline. Once overlooked on the ground, these stones now find temporary stages as spherical installations.
    In this repetitive act, carried out on-site within the gallery space, Rein Kooyman experiences a temporary simplification of his current human existence. Time becomes fluid: a space where past, present, and future blend seamlessly. The act of repetition releases time's grasp, offering a momentary escape from the constraints we often impose on ourselves. To suspend the 2,000 stones used in the installation, four kilometers of thread are required. This results in a visual and tactile representation of the artist’s journey at the National Parc les Écrins and the transformation of these ancient stones.
    Important to note is that the installation is temporary. After the presentation concludes, the artist will return the stones to their origins, symbolizing the cyclical nature of existence and the impermanence of our human constructs.

    In his artistic practice Rein Kooyman (1992, NL) explores the relationship we, as humans, have with nature, focusing on ideas such as temporality and impermanence. Previous exhibitions include Restructured and This Too Shall Pass, exhibited at het Nieuwe Instituut in 2022.

Navigating the Unseen is kindly supported by the AFK & Stichting Stokroos.


Installation view, mixed media, 2023
 Untitled, 2023


Left: Untitled, 2023. 
Right: Untitled, 2023

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