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New Scenes

A comprehensive solo exhibition in Museum van Bommel van Dam, flanked by a documentary exhibition in Onomatopee, and an accompanying publication.

Onomatopee 57

Solo show and publication by Esther Tielemans

As we communicate we produce our own identity and that of others, often without being aware of it. Each group and each person does this in their own way, although pop culture and commerce tend to dominate mainstream communication. These many flows and voices make up the dynamic theater of life; and in a sense, they provide the medium for painting the theatre scenery.
Tielemans presents painted panels as decor: full of colour, hanging on the wall, lying on the floor or hanging free in space. Together this decor forms an abstract landscape through which the viewer can walk. She draws attention to the visual quality of concentration, sensation, relations, attraction and repulsion – as if played out on the world as a stage in front of her. Where strength and sensation often compete for attention in our visual culture, Tielemans unifies their voices. Via painterly techniques, she stalls any aesthetic judgments within landscapes, which sensationally compete for the eye’s attention against bare horizons. And in her absolute reduction of the physical environment around us, the artist prohibits us from making any moral judgments either. Tielemans’s work takes over our mind and bodies, and realigns our attention.

The ancillary publication thoroughly maps the recent work of Tielemans and relates it to her previous projects. The tension between painting, interactivity and popular culture is outlined in a text by Saskia van de Wiel, curator at Museum van Bommel van Dam. Freek Lomme, director Onomatopee, places the visual signature of Tielemans in a current cultural context and designates the value of this expression.

Publication

Saskia van de Wiel, Freek Lomme, Esther Tielemans, 2011

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FINAL COPIES AVAILABLE!

Type
hardcover
Dimensions
225 x 285 MM / 8.85 x 11.22 inch (portrait)
Pages
90
ISBN
978-90-78454-61-8
Editor
Saskia van de Wiel, Freek Lomme, Esther Tielemans
Author
Saskia van de Wiel, Freek Lomme
Graphic
Adriaan Mellegers
Artist
Esther Tielemans
Edition
1.200
Color
Full color with added fluor
Printer
Lecturis, Eindhoven (NL)
Translator
Vincent van Gerven Oei
Photography in the book
Peter Cox
Curator
Freek Lomme
Made possible by
Museum Van Bommel van Dam, Gemeente Venlo, Stichting Meulensteen Foundation, Galerie Akinci, Gemeente Eindhoven, Mondriaan Stichting, Fonds BKVB, Stedelijk Museum ‘s-Hertogenbosch
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THE PEOPLE WHO’VE WORKED ON THIS PROJECT

  • Esther Tielemans artist website
  • Freek Lomme curator, editor, poet, writer, critic, project coordinator, producer website
  • Saskia van de Wiel critic, editor
  • Adriaan Mellegers graphic designer website
  • Museum van Bommel van Dam co-producer website
  • Stichting Meulensteen Foundation private fund
  • Galerie Akinci co-producer website
  • Fonds BKVB public fund
  • Mondriaan Fonds public fund website
  • Municipality of Eindhoven public fund website
  • Stedelijk Museum ‘s-Hertogenbosch co-producer website