Van Abbemuseum announces Black or White

Van Abbemuseum announces Black or White an exhibition on view 8 June–17 November 2013.

Animated films, comic strips and cartoons…. these are rarely exhibited in a museum for contemporary art. However in the Black or White exhibition at the Van Abbemuseum they play the main role in combination with drawings and video installations. Black or White flirts with what is politically incorrect. It aims to provoke visitors to reflect upon their own behaviour and its interrelation with social conventions by exhibiting politically engaged art. The works that are exhibited are not necessarily politically correct at first glance. They attempt to test the boundaries; they are bizarre, provocative, sometimes coarse, exaggerated or ugly. In other words, in each of the works something is simply “not quite right.” This elicits a direct and sometimes even physical reaction in the viewer in the form of laughter or discomfort.

The exhibition includes works by Michael J. Baers, Sue Coe, Robert Crumb, Emma De Swaef and Marc James Roels, Piotr Dumała, Extrastruggle, Philippe Grammaticopoulos, Greg Irons and Tom Veitch, William Kentridge, Phil Mulloy, Prabhakar Pachpute, Dan Perjovschi, Peter Pontiac, and Ton Smits.

Curator: Galit Eilat, co-curator: Taya Hanauer

Van Abbemuseum
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