With Carly Rose Bedford, Pauline Boudry & Renate Lorenz, and Toon Fibbe
Jester inaugurates its new programme with the group exhibition Charming for the Revolution 1, introducing several major themes and values that underlie Jester’s programme and identity. The exhibition is part of a longer collaboration with artists Carly Rose Bedford, Toon Fibbe, and Pauline Boudry & Renate Lorenz – all of whom present new productions or works adapted to Jester’s unique exhibition space at C-mine.
Charming for the Revolution examines our relationship to labour, history, economy, and materials. It gives platform to artists who persistently choose to view the world from another perspective and do not shy away from manipulating – magnifying, or on the contrary, disguising things. They temporarily transform Jester’s exhibition space into a theatrical situation, animated by a cast of vivid characters: Fibbe’s hyperbolic personification of Lady Credit or finance in drag (2023), whose sharp laughter echoes through the space, critically-minded characters from Boudry & Lorenz’s film Charming for the Revolution (2009), and Bedford’s inviting, sensual Pink Dune (2020). An extravagant and exaggerated, shapeshifting Curtain Piece (disobedient) (2023) by Boudry & Lorenz elegantly takes up space and frames the stage for this show.
In conjunction with the exhibition, Jester organises a number of public events, including a reading group, a film programme - Jester Film. For more information about the reading group, contact email@example.com
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