Gluklya in Position #4 @ Van Abbemuseum_ Eindhoven
Gluklya participate to a four artists’ dialogue @ Van Abbemuseum.
Positions is a series of solo exhibitions set in dialogue with one another in the ten galleries of the Van Abbemuseum’s old building. Each artist presents a significant body of work over more than one room, though the rooms are not evenly divided between each participant.
Positions #4 presents Gluklya (Natalia Pershina-Jakimanskaya), Naeem Mohaiemen and the duo Sandi Hilal & Alessandro Petti. These artists share a link to art as activism, and all use art as a basis to talk about the pressures produced by the burdens of history, injustice and political change. The works make use of the languages of film, drawing, architecture, the archive, texts, education and fashion to build up a story about particular parts of the world. They bring visitors closer to understanding conditions on the ground in places both nearby and far away from Eindhoven. Together, they sketch out a picture of the continuous human presence in an uncertain world and how new solutions and possibilities are emerging in difficult situations. Whether exploring the legacy of the Non-Aligned Movement, or looking at the current situation of migrants and refugees in Amsterdam or Bethlehem, the artists seek to turn historical failures and contemporary strife into learning situations from which a viewer can find new inspiration.
Curated by Charles Esche and Diana Franssen.