With additional programming at: Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam EYE Film Institute Netherlands Van Abbemuseum San Serriffe art book shop
April 19–June 16, 2013
Bourgeois Leftovers hosts a group of unlikely conversation partners at de Appel arts centre in Amsterdam. The exhibition presents 32 Dutch genre paintings left over from the current Van Abbemuseum collection display, together with 19 commissions and contributions from contemporary artists.
18 April, 1936
Business rests for the day. The Tobacco Baron sits in his parlour.
[A knock at the door]
The Art Collector has come to call. They swiftly move to the dining room. Not much is said. Both know, economic matters of grave importance will have to be discussed. But this can wait until after food has been served.
The Visitor arrives late. Very late. By the time she is led in to the dining room, the Collector and the Baron have long moved on to the smoking room. She finds their plates on the table. Each has left a piece of steak behind. Why, she thinks. These are hard times. Were they not hungry? I am.
Historical artists (exhibition) Johanna Bauer-Stumpff, Hubert Bekman, Arnout Colnot, Lucie van Dam van Isselt, Jacob Dooyewaard, Willem Dooyewaard, Edgar Fernhout, Johannes Franken, Jan Goedhart, Herman Heijenbrock, Georg Hering, Jan van Herwijnen, Eduard Karsen, Conrad Kickert, Willem Knip, Ernst Leyden, Sal Meijer, Dirk Nijland, Bart Peizel, Wim van de Plas, Coba Ritsema, Dio Rovers, Wout Schram, Albert Servaes, William Henry Singer, Jan Sluijters, Walter Vaes, Jan Voerman, Cornelis Vreedenburgh, Betsy Westendorp-Osieck, and Matthieu Wiegman
Public programming Balthazar Berling & Lukas Hoffmann, David Bernstein, Eric Girudet de Boudemange, Ann Demeester, Judith Deschamps, Olivia Dunbar, Guy Edmonds, Charles Esche, Hendrik Folkerts, Moosje Goosen, Yvonne Grootenboer, Roderick Heitbrink, Zhana Ivanova, Daniel Jacoby, Mark Jansen, Jugedamos (Jurgis Paškevičius, Géraldine Longueville, and David Bernstein), Tamara Kuselman, Gabriel Lester, Ruth Noack, Ana Navas, Jurgis Paškevičius, Bart Julius Peters, Daragh Reeves, Elif Rongen-Kaynakçı, Britte Sloothaak, Barbara Visser, Arnisa Zeqo, Vivian Ziherl
De Appel CP coordination Guus van Engelshoven, Moosje Goosen, Nathalie Hartjes
De Appel arts centre Anna Andersson, Ann Demeester, Nell Donkers, Edna van Duyn, Marina Fränkel, Justin Gosker, Lara Hillebrants, Tony Hofman, Marieke Istha, Renée Jongejan, Saskia van der Kroef, Sjoerd Tim, Remco de Vries
Graphic design Bart de Baets
Curatorial assistance Marjolein van der Loo, Renske Noordhuis
Co-curated with Karima Boudou, Kari Cwynar, Angela Jerardi, Srajana Kaikini, Florencia Portocarrero
Cinematic Leftovers 23 April 2013 EYE Film Institute of the Netherlands
Guy Edmonds, film restorer and archivist Daragh Reeves, artist Elif Rongen-Kaynakçı, Silent Film Specialist at the EYE Film Institute of the Netherlands Moderated by Alexandra Stock
In the context of Bourgeois Leftovers and in collaboration with the e*cinema Academy series at the EYE Film Institute of the Netherlands, this panel presents a cinematic evening exploring – in the broadest sense – leftovers: archival material, found footage and outdated technologies, leftover perspectives, and the worst seat in the house.
Featuring three filmic experiments by artist Daragh Reeves, an excerpt from film restorer and archivist Guy Edmonds’ occasional screening series “Saloon of Refuse,” and a presentation of film scraps and research deep into the archive with Elif Rongen-Kaynakçi, the silent film specialist at the EYE Film Institute of the Netherlands. Organized in collaboration with EYE Film Institute and moderated by Alexandra Stock.
Q&A with Barbara Visser 4 May 2013 de Appel arts centre
On the occasion of the exhibition “Bourgeois Leftovers,” you are invited to a discussion between participating artist Barbara Visser and curators Karima Boudou, Kari Cwynar, Angela Jerardi, Srajana Kaikini, Florencia Portocarrero, and Alexandra Stock. This conversation will offer insight into the curatorial process and the making of the exhibition. Moderated by Barbara Visser.
Pastapun Met Mint Oysters 12 May 2013 de Appel arts centre
Jugedamos is a collaborative pun invented by Jurgis Paškevičius, Géraldine Longueville, and David Bernstein that plays according to the context where it’s hosted. The artists produce a new language that translates the looseness of both understanding and misunderstanding to generate stories, theories and displays.
How to Behave & How to Amuse 17 May 2013 de Appel arts centre
With: Balthazar Berling & Lukas Hoffmann, David Bernstein, Eric Girudet de Boudemange, Ann Demeester, Charles Esche, Yvonne Grootenboer, Roderick Heitbrink, Zhana Ivanova, Daniel Jacoby, Mark Jansen, Gabriel Lester, Ruth Noack, Ana Navas, Jurgis Paškevičius, Bart Julius Peters, Vivian Ziherl
The bourgeoisie: a state of mind, not a state of pocket.
In the context of the exhibition Bourgeois Leftovers, the de Appel Curatorial Programme requests the pleasure of your presence at de Appel arts centre for a special evening concocted in collaboration with artist Gabriel Lester. The proceeds of the evening will be invested in the publication concluding the exhibition Bourgeois Leftovers.
Inspired by bourgeois etiquette and social mores, this evening, which is a unique combination of performance events and a fundraiser, will furnish hints that may prove useful in dealing with social obligations of the most frequent occurrence: parlour etiquette, the exhibition vernissage, the cocktail party. Playing on the bourgeois values we consciously or unconsciously perform, a menagerie of amusements and etiquette lessons have been prepared by artists, curators, and other flâneurs and will be for sale to our guests via a menu. These experiences will be available for this one night only! They are to be experienced immediately after they are purchased, following one convention of the bourgeois sensibility: the expectation of instant gratification.
Is This a Good Painting? Part 1 24 May 2013 Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
With: Hendrik Folkerts, Britte Sloothaak
The Stedelijk Museum and de Appel arts centre present “Is This a Good Painting?”, a reading group dedicated to“Bourgeois Leftovers,” the current exhibition at de Appel.
“Bourgeois Leftovers” began with an interest in the “leftover” status assigned to a set of historical paintings found at the Van Abbemuseum in October 2012, and its relation to questions of “newness” and the pressure to be contemporary. To revisit this point of departure, this first reading group session will draw attention to the questions Boris Groys raises about the museum’s role in distinguishing between old and new, as well as the ways in which current artistic production operates in relation to this distinction and to the legacy of the fine arts.
A Walk to the Leftovers 26 May 2013 de Appel arts centre
A Walk to the Leftovers is a performative tour re-enacting Judith Deschamps’ work in the exhibition Bourgeois Leftovers.
On 26 May 2013, Judith Deschamps gave a guided tour titled A Walk to the Leftovers. The tour questioned the uncertainty of the reality, continuously crossed by other times. On 26 May 2013, Judith Deschamps will give the same tour, A Walk to the Leftovers, and will focus on leftovers, excess, and more particularly about what she considers to be “ghosts”. With the presence of a cultural mediator, the artist will go through the exhibition and then examine her own installation.
Is This a Good Painting? Part 2 7 June 2013 de Appel arts centre
The Stedelijk Museum and the de Appel Curatorial Programme present the second session of the Bourgeois Leftovers reading group. This evening at de Appel arts centre features reading or text-based performances from four writers and artists (Olivia Dunbar, Moosje Goosen, Tamara Kuselman, and Arnisa Zeqo), who will each read beside or in relation to a chosen painting on display.
The event proposes reading as a way of establishing personal and intuitive relationships with the historical art object, without seeking to “recuperate” or interpret. Taking inspiration from Susan Sontag and Donald Barthelme’s call for subjective and sensuous responses to works of art, we invite guests to join us in considering new ways of reading (to the) paintings.
Curatorial visit to the depot of the Van Abbemuseum