For the blind man in the dark room looking for the black cat that isn't there

First Opening at 'de Appel Boys' School

12 Feb 2010
28 Mar 2010

On the occasion of the inauguration of the new exhibition venue ‘de Appel Boys’ School’ on the Eerste Jacob van Campenstraat 59 in Amsterdam, de Appel presents “For the blind man in the dark room looking for the black cat that isn’t there”. This group exhibition celebrates the experience of curiosity and speculation as a form of knowledge. In that spirit, the contributing artists each pursue a better understanding of the world, but also insist that an artwork isn't an explanation and that art is not a code that has to be unlocked.


Hans-Peter Feldmann - source

Participating artists :

Anonymous, Dave Hullfish Bailey (US), Marcel Broodthaers (BE), Bryssinck en Peeters (BE), Patrick van Caeckenbergh (BE), Sarah Crowner (US), Mariana Castillo Deball (MX), Eric Duyckaerts (BE), Ayse Erkmen (TU), Hans-Peter Feldmann (DE), Peter Fischli & David Weiss (CH), gerlach en koop (NL), Rachel Harrison (US), Giorgio Morandi (IT), Matt Mullican (US), Bruno Munari (IT), Nashashibi/Skaer (UK), Falke Pisano (NL), Jimmy Raskin (US), Frances Stark (US), Rosemarie Trockel (DE) and David William (US/UK)

Curated by Anthony Huberman, chief curator of the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (US), i.c.w. Ann Demeester (BE)

Events in the context of the Exhibition:

13 Febr. From 7 pm onwards:
Lecture by curator Anthony Huberman
Performance by Bryssinck & Peeters

21 February and 21 March, 5 pm
Free Guided Tours throughout the exhibition

28 March Finissage
2pm. Mariana Castillo Deballs 'piñata bashing ceremony';
3pm. Guided tour of the exhibition;
4pm. Sunday school: one work from the exhibition becomes the subject of a close reading by a professional