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Ch ch ch changes
Friday November 23rd 2007
Sunday December 30th 2007
Opening: 23 November 2007, 07:00 - 11:00 P.M.
Showroom MAMA
With contributions by: 
Jasmijn Visser (NL), Pieter de Clercq (BE), Els Vanbiervliet (BE), Levi van Veluw (NL), Reinier Kranendonk (NL) , Jorrit Paaijmans (NL), Jeremy Swinnen (BE).
Curated by: 
Imke Ruigrok, Tom Goossen, Eva Roovers, Ipek Mihrac Sur, Charl Landvreugd, Marie-Anne Souloumiac
The exhibition Ch Ch Ch Changes presents work by seven artists who recently, in the summer of 2007, graduated from art academies in the Netherlands and Belgium. The theme refers to a long succession of transformation myths, to which the artists' work relates.
"Time may change me, but I can't trace time" (David Bowie)

Chameleon and master identity switching David Bowie demonstrates a double-faced attitude to change in the song 'Changes'. And the works in the exhibition also appear to long for the emancipating power of change, while being simultaneously weighed down by an underlying fear of the unknown.

Through the medium of drawing (Visser, van Veluw), existing objects (Swinnen, de Clercq) and by taking the human body as a point of departure (Kranendonk, Vanbiervliet), the artists bring new creatures alive, still smouldering from their recently endured metamorphosis. With this, they are joining a cycle of change and reinvention.

By compiling this exhibition, the six young curators have completed the third edition of the Mr. Miyagi Curating Tomorrow Programme, which they have followed since June 2007 under the supervision of international mentors and the staff of MAMA

Extra: During the openig we've got a special appearance of Nafer (Transformerz) who will put up an eclectic mix of sounds for the night.

After the opening we'll party on at club BlackLite, so come along with us!
Address: Westblaak 80, Rotterdam