For a period of two weeks Esmé Valk presents a preview of her recent project Showcasing Today’s Essentials. Esmé has observed the changing window display of Anders dan Anderen, a shop specialised in home textiles. The shop’s display windows have formed the starting point for her research into the relationship between commerce and idealism, the body and geometry and the viewer and the performer. She is interested in investigating a direct link between theatre, avant-garde artists and the shop window, as well as in asking how the contemporary use by commerce of modernistic imagery has shifted its meaning.
For RAAMTE Esmé Valk will present a site specific sculpture that uses the stage-like window display of ADA. With light, movable, two-dimensional materials she makes a layered set that aims to be 'visually tactile’.
You are all welcome at the opening of this third RAAMTE presentation and to enjoy a drink together. The work will be on view until the 8th of August.
Saturday 24 July 2010 | 19:00
ADA shop window, Bree 93B, Rotterdam