EDITO - NOV 2022
SUPER GRATEFUL TO BE INVITED BY GABRIEL FONTANA TO BE PART OF THE TOURNAMENT OF THE UNKOWN FOR W139 AMSTERDAM.
RARE 'GRAND BASSIN' ARCHIVES AS WELL AS 'PETIT BASSIN' BAGS WILL BE ACTIVATED DURING THE EVENT AND AVAILABLE AT THE BOUTIQUE OF THE EXHIBITION.
RENDEZ -VOUS FROM THE 19 NOV. W139. WARMOESSTRAAT 139, 1012 JB AMSTERDAM.
Unfolding over a period of one month, A Tournament of the Unknown aims to overcome binary thinking and rigid social values through a series of games in which different audiences can actively participate in the tournament. The tournament will serve as a framework through which we think, act, and engage amongst each other, inviting us to re-imagine alternative modes of being together in society.
In addition, an exhibition and public programme will take place in the W139 ‘arena’ so that the space is also activated in between games. We will be showing a selection of artworks and we will be organizing a public program that includes lectures, a film night, and mediated world cup viewing sessions. The exhibited artworks, which include installations, textiles, video works and a curated selection of clothing and accessories by independent designers in the W139 shop will intervene into the sports hall and provide new entry points into sports as a microcosm of society.
Participating artists and researchers include Joana Cavaco, Ronnie Close, Delphine Dénéréaz, Martynas Gailiušas, Nathanja van den Heuvel, Kexin Hao, Davy de Lepper, John Lucas, The Platform, Claudia Rankine, snufkin, Julius Thissen, Paul Whitty, Florian van Zandwijk, Versatile Forever, Sample.CM and the Queer Choir.
Supported by VriendenLoterij Fonds, Creative Industries Fund NL, Mondriaan Fonds, City of Amsterdam and Concrete.