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Project Arts Centre and Nicoline van Harskamp Presents
Dates: 15 Feb - 31 Mar
Englishes (2014–2016) explores the widespread use and modification of the English language by its non-native speakers.
Inspired by the fluid and dynamic nature that is fuelled by the intentional, deliberate and functional changes introduced by their speakers, the artist envisages the dissolution of English into a varieties of future ‘Englishes’, a common and ever-growing linguistic resource. The exhibition features a selection of videos from her Englishes series (comprising interview, performance, and scripted fiction that explore the myriad variations of English spoken between people as a link language), and PDGN, a video installation that puts forward a desirable (if unlikely) global link language for the future.
Nicoline van Harskamp is an Amsterdam-based artist whose work considers acts of language and communication in relation to ideology and solidarity through video, installation, and scripted performance. Her previous projects and live works have been staged at Tate Modern, London; Kunst-Werke, Berlin; New Museum, New York; and elsewhere
Englishes will continue to run at Project Arts Centre from 16 February until 31 March 2018. Admission is free.
Artist talk and public conversation: 16 Feb, 7pm – 9pm, Studio 6 at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios.
Second public conversation: 21 Feb, 7.30pm – 9pm, Studio 6 Temple Bar Gallery + Studios.
Relatively Speaking tour: 23 Feb, 1pm, starting at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios.
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Nicoline van Harskamp is an Amsterdam-based artist whose work considers acts of language and communication in relation to ideology and solidarity through video, installation, and scripted performance. Recent solo presentations and live events include: Some Name Some Noun Simply, live performance at Archive Kabinett Berlin, DE (2017); Veem House for Performance, Amsterdam, NL (2017); Tenderpixel, London UK (2017); Englishes, solo exhibition at BAK, Utrecht, NL (2016); solo show at C3A, Cordoba, SP (2016); A Romance in Five Acts and Twenty-One Englishes
live performance at KunstWerke, Berlin, DE (2015); live event at Extra City, Antwerpen, BE (2015); solo show at Onomatopee, Eindhoven NL (2015); solo exhibition at Kunstraum, London, UK (2014); English Forecast, live performance streamed online for BMW Tate Live Performance Room, London, UK (2013).
She participated in Biennials such as the OFF-Biennale. Budapest, HU (2017); Sydney, AU (2014), Eva International, Limerick, IE (2014); Moscow Biennale, RU (2013); Gothenburg, SE (2013); Shanghai, CN (2012); Manifesta 9, Genk, BE (2012) and Bucharest Biennale, RO (2010) among others. Van Harskamp currently works as professor for Performative Art at the University of Fine Arts in Münster.
This exhibition is kindly supported by Mondriaan Fund, Amsterdam
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