My Mind Is Your Emotions
At the moment there seems to be a true hype surrounding the use of music and sound in the visual arts. More than video, sound and music are appealing to artists and art students alike. Popular music has many different traditions, but for a significant part it originates from protest music often dealing with the desire or fight for independence and freedom. Artists often engage in musical activities in order to take a radical stand in respect of the art establishment. Music turns out to be a better means of adopting an anarchist attitude than the visual arts. Although the artists in the program use the same medium the ways in which they use it is very different. The program represents both musical and visual qualities. The more conceptual approach in which the medium itself takes center stage is represented next to the anti-establishment attitude that leaves room for emotions.
Curated by Theo Tegelaers
Theo Tegelaers― Curator
Theo Tegelaers is partner and curator at TAAK. He started his own artistic practice in 1987 and experimented with making exhibitions with other artists. After setting up project space BEAM in Nijmegen in 1992, he focused entirely on curating exhibitions. He was the first appointed director of W139, an exhibition space for contemporary art in Amsterdam from 1994 until 1998. After that, he worked as an independent curator in The Netherlands and abroad and spent half a year in New York as a curator at the ISCP (International Studio and Curatorial Program). For four years he worked for the Atelier Rijksbouwmeester as a curator and coordinator of art projects. He was senior curator at SKOR | Foundation for Art and Public Domain from 2002 until 2005.