Van Abbe Museum POSITIONS # 4


Gluklya, Naeem Mohaiemen and Sandi Hilal & Alessandro Petti

01/12/2018 – 28/04/2019
four artists in dialogue …
Curators: Charles Esche, Diana Franssen

For  Positions # 4  we invited four artists: Gluklya (Natalia Pershina-Jakimanskaya), Naeem Mohaiemen and the duo Sandi Hilal & Alessandro Petti. They all have a bond with art as activism and use art as a basis to address the tensions that arise from historical taxes, injustice and political change.

They show stories about specific parts of the world with film, drawings, architecture, text, education and fashion. Together they sketch a picture of the survival of man in an uncertain world and the way new solutions and possibilities arise. Whether they look at the Movement of Non-Aligned Countries or look at the current situation of refugees in Amsterdam or Bethlehem, the artists try to see historical errors and contemporary conflicts as experiences from which a visitor can derive new inspiration.

Gluklya, Naeem Mohaiemen, Sandi Hilal and Alessandro Petti teach us about the ability of humans to keep their heads high in difficult times.