March 15 – June 24, 2012
Works from the Mircea Pinte Collection (Romania)
In dialogue with collectie G+W nederland
Ulay/Marina Abramovic, AVL, Mircea Cantor, Louis de Cordier, Alexandra Croitoru, Cao Fei, Aurélien Froment, Meshac Gaba, Adrian Ghenie, Ni Haifeng, Natasja Kensmil, Job Koelewijn, István László, Ciprian Mureşan, Victor Man, Hans Op de Beeck, Cristi Pogacean, LA Raeven, Serban Savu, Joëlle Tuerlinckx, Gabriela Vanga, and more.
The Collectors House will open the exhibition Cer variabil on Wednesday, March 14, 2012, at 5:00 p.m. The show includes works from the Romanian Mircea Pinte Collection and from the collectie G+W nederland. Mircea Pinte was exposed to the “artists of the 2000 generation” by artist Adrian Ghenie in Cluj, Romania. These were artists who, in their youth, saw the Berlin Wall fall and were the first of their generation able to travel freely and exchange information.
The starting point for both the Mircea Pinte Collection and the collectie G+W nederland was the beginning of the 21st century in two different parts of Europe. In both collections the shared history, but also the divided history, of Europe of the past century play an important role.
1989 seemed to bring about the Big Change, as the history of the years thereafter shows. However, the change came about more slowly and was more ambiguous than was first optimistically hoped for.
Mircea Cantor wrote the words Cer variabil (Changing skies) on the ceiling with candle smoke, pointing out the shifting paradigms in the world around us. The exhibition Cer variabil takes a deeper look at the nuances and the different interpretations that can exist simultaneously, both from an individual and a collective perspective.
Mihnea Mircan has written a text for the exhibition. Based in Bucharest until 2010, Mircan (b. 1976) has curated exhibitions such as Low-Budget Monuments at at the Romanian Pavilion / 52nd Venice Biennial and History of Art, the, at the David Roberts Art Foundation, London. Currently he is the artistic director of Extra City in Antwerp (B).
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The exhibition Cer variabil is being curated by Mircea Pinte and Albert Groot.
The Collectors House in Heerlen opened in 2011 as a public-private initiative between collector Albert Groot (collectie G+W nederland) and Schunck* in Heerlen. The Collectors House works to create a dialogue between collections. Last year it presented the exhibition Except Why Not Just Come Right Out And Say It, featuring works from the William Lim collection from Hong Kong.
Cer variabil is dedicated to Stijn Huijts, cofounder of The Collectors House, as he transitions from his role as director of Schunck* to the Bonnefantenmuseum in Maastricht.
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