Lise Sore (NL) Onno Poiesz (NL) Robin Kolleman (NL) Frans Franciscus (NL) Jolanda Linssen (NL) Koes Staassen (NL) Natalia Grezina (UKR) Arjan Spannenburg (NL) Anke Huyben (NL) Annebel Bruschinski (NL)
Curated by Marth Van Loeben & Vladimir Radujkov
Counterbodies focus on bringing together the work of artists who each offer a distinct interpretation of 'the body', as a thematic and visual source for research and experiment. The theme of 'the body' has always been prominent in artistic practices. Their groundbreaking research, their drive and instinct compelled them to discuss and demonstrate the taboo of physicality, as well as the many inconvenient and unspoken matters that have often been overlooked in the past. With this premise in mind, the third edition of the exhibition aims to refocus attention on this still quite controversial theme by adopting a different, more daring attitude to the many views and directions of view on the theme of 'the body' and the way on which this takes shape in the practices of contemporary artists.
Third edition of Counterbodies builds on the success of the previous two editions. Emotions, ideas and conversations with visitors gave us an idea to add a strong social element to this concept.
In addition to an expo, our partners IDEM Rotterdam, Orange the World, Dona Daria, Soroptimist, Arosa and Zonta are organising a round table with the theme Femicide, and we are also presenting spoken word live act.