The exhibition in Academie Minerva runs from 6th of October through 28th of October, Praediniussingel 59, Groningen. If he had succeeded to reach Europe with his boat, Bas Jan Ader would have had an exhibition in here in the Seventies. The exhibition was already planned by the Groningen Museum. After Ader was reported missing the exhibition was cancelled. With this project we bring his ‘legacy’, if you can call it that, still to this place in question and Bas Jan Ader will have his exhibition after all. The exhibition focuses on ‘creation of myth and adoration’. In the exhibition there will be no literally references with Bas Jan Ader, his family-history or his oeuvre. More than that: the name of Bas Jan Ader will be mentioned hardly in Groningen. Instead artists are playing with the way myths are created, look into how we adore and play with the romantic notion. The artists are working ‘in the spirit’ of Bas Jan Ader but for instance also talk about the role of religion in relation to science. What you see, you have to project on the life and art by Ader. You can watch the exhibition in itself; the artists are searching than, the art is searching or the main characters in the artworks are searching.
Participating artist: Feiko Beckers – Slater Bradley – Derek Brunen – Erik Bünger – Toon Fibbe – David Horvitz – Frederic Klein – Sjoerd van Leeuwen & Harald den Breejen– Dafna Maimon – Guido van der Werve – Erik Wesselo.
Hours of opening:
Monday through Thursday: 9.00 – 21.00 hrs.
Friday: 9.00 -17.00 hrs.
Saturday and Sunday: 11.00 – 17.00 hrs.
Address: Praediniussingel 59, Groningen.
Admission is free.