13 October - 17 October

By bringing together artworks and practices that point to overlapping trajectories within the contemporary urban landscape, the exhibition Opportunities of Entanglement speaks about ambivalences between entanglement (or even enslavement) and the next playful ‘liberation of mankind’.

The exhibition touches upon the shelf life or expiration date of contemporary concepts of the city; something hard to comprehend in the current boom of urban and metropolitan territories, but with a long and recurrent base in history. For this occasion Matrix City appropriates part of Hoog Catharijne, Utrecht’s 1970s avant-garde shopping center, which is today regarded outdated and finds itself on the verge of a major reconstruction. This site in some way reminds of parts of Constant Nieuwenhuys’ New Babylon, a superstructure meant to liberate humans of physical work – only in Hoog Catharijne, one was to find satisfaction in shopping, not in play.



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