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ADA has been invited by independent curator Angela Serino to take part in a series of discussions and events in Kunsthuis SYB as part of her project On residency: an (in)visible production of A.I.R. programmes.

Why do artists choose to take part in a residency? In what ways do the structure of a residency differ from other existing supporting structures for artists, such as the gallery, the project space, the academy or the studio? How can a residency contribute to the development of artists today? Over the coming six weeks, these and other questions will be the focus of the programme On Residency or an (in)visible production, put together by independent curator Angela Serino.

The first two weekends of ‘On Residency’ will be marked by the design of a conceptual and material framework. Serino invited the Italian artist Paula Anziché to build her installation ‘Spaziando’, together with guests and visitors of Kunsthuis SYB. ‘Spaziando’ is a large and complex net of Lycra in which, during the programme, participants can move and nest themselves, as if it were a collective body. Through this collective, physical interaction with the work, ‘Spaziando’ creates an environment in which new thoughts and ideas can be developed and exchanged.

A second recurring theme in the programme ‘On Residency’ is the reading group, which assembles at different moments in Kunsthuis SYB. From a collection of texts, this reading group investigates the roles a residency can play in artistic production. The residency is mainly approached as a break from daily routine, as a prerequisite for an investigation into conditions of work and the possibilities to find a better balance between living and working. The reading group consists of the artists’ collectives ADA (Rotterdam) and The Living Room(s) (Amsterdam), and additionally the visual artist Elsbeth Ciesluk and the art historian Suzie Hermán.

The progress of the investigation can be followed on the ‘weblog’. There, you will find the texts that the reading group discusses. For those who are interested, it is possible to participate in the programme in Kunsthuis SYB by contacting A. Serino or Kunsthuis SYB by email or phone.

Angela Serino (1977, IT) is an independent curator. She graduated (cum laude) in Mass Communication at the University of Siena and moved to Amsterdam to attend the De Appel Curatorial programme in 2006. Since then she has curated several solo and group shows in institutions and art organisations, such as De Brakke Grond Amsterdam, Centraal Museum Utrecht, TENT. Rotterdam, and the European Cultural Foundation Amsterdam. In 2009 she curated RED A.i.R./Redlight Art Amsterdam, a project initiated by the City of Amsterdam, De Key/Principaal, SMBA and Kunstenaars&CO. Since 2010, Angela Serino has been part of the programming committee of Kunsthuis SYB.

Practical Information:
28 March – 8 May 2012
Opening hours work period: every Saturday and Sunday from 13:00 – 17:00.
Kunsthuis SYB, Hoofdstraat 70, 9244 CP, Beetsterzwaag

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