TodaysArt 2012 & E.ON present: Global Groove
Location: Electriciteitsfabriek - de Constant Rebecqueplein 20
Opening: Saturday 22 September 14:00
Dates: 22 - 30 september
Admission: Free (Pay What You Want)
Thursday - Friday: 15:30 - 20:00
Saturday - Sunday: 14:00 - 19:00
As part of the eighth edition of the festival, TodaysArt presents the exhibition ‘Global Groove’ in the Electriciteitsfabriek, in collaboration with E.ON. As an addition to the main festival program - which will take place on 21-22 September on and around the Spuiplein - the exhibition will be open to the public from 22-30 September.
The exhibition shows classical works from prominent artists, in addition to work from young talent. Under the title ‘Global Groove’, energy, art and technology come together in this historical building, which has been an important landmark in The Hague since 1906.
The exhibition’s title comes from the work of Nam June Paik. In 1973, Paik presented a colorful visual collage with the 1973 movie ‘Global Groove’, about a world that is changing faster and faster. In 2012, TodaysArt sees a new ‘Global Groove’: a worldwide social revolution. In this exhibition, young artists reflect on the world we live in, with the raw architecture of the Electriciteitsfabriek as a backdrop and amplifying factor. With a pioneer such as Nam June Paik as the starting point, ‘Global Groove’ gives shape to a turbulent time, but also looks forward full of hope for a better – and more colorful – future.
In addition, the Electriciteitsfabriek is the perfect spot for an ode to ‘art with a plug’. Many of the artists performing at TodaysArt use new technologies in their work. None of these technologies and works could have existed without electricity.
Artists + Works:
Nam June Paik + John Godfrey [KR/US] - Global Groove
Gabey Tjon a Tham [NL] – ))))) repetition at my distance (displayed until 23 September)
Tomás Navarro [ES/IT] – True Hologram (displayed until 27 September)
Dick Raaijmakers [NL] – Ideofoon 1
Joris Strijbos [NL] - Homeostase
Onno Dirker + Peter Zuiderwijk [NL] – Sometimes Thoughts String Along
Lars Laumann + Rein Vollenga - Untitled (Love Parade) (displayed from 28 September)