Timo Nasseri – Uncertain Phases
15.07.2018 – 16.09.2018
Festive opening: Sunday 15 July, 15.00
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The Kunstfort presents the enigmatic exhibition Uncertain Phases by Berlin-based artist Timo Nasseri (Germany, 1972). In the monumental metal “Genieloods” shack Nasseri lands a wondrous constellation of meticulously crafted objects. The sculptures and sketches – spheres, towers, patterns et cetera made out of wood, steel, strings, copper and pigmented paper – sprout from Nasseri’s own mathemathical language. Both abstract and imaginative, the works remind us of astronomical and musical instruments, military devices and scientific tools. Combining Islamic and western cultural heritages, Timo Nasseri’s work is inspired as much by personal memories and religious references as by universal archetypes described in literature and philosophy.
Recent solo exhibitions include All the letters in all the stars at the Maraya Art Center in Sharjah (2017), I saw a broken Labyrinth at Ab/Anbar Gallery in Tehran (2017), Florenz – Bagdad at Arbeiterkammer in Wien (2016), The more beneath my feet the skies I see at Sfeir- Semler Gallery in Hamburg (2015). Uncertain Phases is Nasseri’s first exhibition in the Netherlands and fits the Kunstfort’s ambition to integrate international practices into their site-specific and science fiction inspired program.
OPENING AND PUBLIC PROGRAM
Summer season opens on Sunday, July 15 15.00 PM, with the artists present. Opening speech 15.30 by artistic director Zippora Elders, followed by an artist talk with Yin-Ju Chen and Kerstin Winking. Followed by drinks and music by Sounds Like Tamara. Everybody welcome!
This summer the Kunstfort is pleased to collaborate on the kick-off of travelling art project The Mindful, initiated by independent researcher/curator Kerstin Winking (Germany).The Mindful Intervention at Dutch partner Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen launches the project with three installations by artists Yin-Ju Chen (Taiwan, 1977), Tamás Kaszás (Hungary, 1976) and Sam Keogh (Ireland, 1985). Other interventions this summer: Rachel de Joode and Lola Pertsowsky
Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen is supported by the Municipality of Haarlemmermeer and the Mondriaan Fund.