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Didn’t Know But Knew It All Along

Onomatopee 90

Featuring work of:
Alejandro Cesarco, Carlotta Bailly Borg, Feiko Beckers, Lynne Cohen, Theo Cowley, Aukje Koks

Responding to her recent book with Onomatopee, Aukje Koks brings together the work of six international artists in Didn’t Know But Knew It All Along, an exhibition that looks to question the normality of the everyday. Attempting to voice feelings and thoughts, the participants explore and present the mundane in a way that appears close to fiction.

The artists appear able to reframe the details of real life: to make reality feel like a play in the theatre, not as an illusion, but as a way of seeing the unreal. Memories are being studied and repeated, as if to try and understand to a deeper level what has before been experienced.

New possibilities and parallel realities are presented as an alternative to accepted truths. Rehearsal is used in order to play; the script can change. Different elements are explored and choices arise that could ultimately be told as a sea of possibilities. Language has become a thing in itself that can be questioned. When modest situations are combined, new actualities can arise. Truth is revealed by adding a lie, and vice versa.

This dynamic is what fascinates me personally: influenced daily by a stream of information, I constantly have to stop and reconsider what is true and what is not true, and contemplate how to listen to ’the other’.

Aukje Koks, organiser of the show

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Running untill March 22nd

Open Thursday - Sunday, 13:00-17:00 

Publication

Aukje Koks, Freek Lomme, Boy Vereecken, 2014

Ways of Being

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Under the semblance of normalcy Aukje Koks’ works unite art and spectator in a split dimensionality; her paintings and sculptures make us aware of the perspective from which we view things. In Ways of Being these images are being shown in tandem with informal, prosaic reports in which friends, critics and curators attribute a relationship to this reality.

This book creates an awareness for the relationship between the image and its perception. It surfaces the commonality of visual categorical mistakes* and thus creates an ethical space for parallel perspectives. Very playful and tangible with the art as a thing among things, Koks stands up for a free parallelism.

*A category mistake, or category error, is a semantic or ontological error in which things belonging to a particular category are presented as if they belong to a different category (Simon Blackburn 1994. The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy, Oxford University Press, p. 58, according to Wikipedia).

 

Editor: Aukje Koks in collaboration with Freek Lomme (texts) and Boy Vereecken (images)
Graphic design: Boy Vereecken
Contributing Writers: Bart Groenendaal, Bianca Stigter, Chris Sharp and Constance Barrère Dangleterre

Type
softcover
Dimensions
200 x 250 mm / 8 x 10 inch portrait
Pages
64
ISBN
978-94-91677-27-4
Editor
Aukje Koks, Freek Lomme, Boy Vereecken
Author
various
Graphic
Boy Vereecken
Language
English
Binding
swiss-binding
Paper
Invercote G single-sided sulfaatkarton 260 gr (cover) Munkenprint White romandruk opd. 1,5 115 gr and Magno Star 135 gr PEFC (inside)
Edition
1.000
Color
full color
Printer
Lecturis
Details
Brillianta linnen (4235) on book-block
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THE PEOPLE WHO’VE WORKED ON THIS PROJECT

  • Aukje Koks artist website
  • Carlotta Bailly Borg artist website
  • Theo Cowley artist
  • Lynne Cohen artist website
  • Feiko Beckers artist website
  • Alejandro Cesarco artist
  • Boy Vereecken graphic designer website
  • Bart Groenendaal
  • Bianca Stigter critic
  • Chris Sharp critic
  • Constance Barrère Dangleterre critic