Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

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Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
Sensory Spaces 8 – Mike Nelson
13 February – 5 June 2016
Museumpark 18-20
NL-3015 CX Rotterdam
Netherlands
http://www.boijmans.nl

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Mike Nelson, from the series “Amnesiac Shrine,” 2007.
Sensory Spaces Visual Front. Design Thonik.

The Sensory Spaces series
Upcoming
Sensory Spaces 8 – Mike Nelson
13 February–5 June 2016
Sensory Spaces 7 – Aleksandra Domanović
Until 31 January 2016
Sensory Spaces 6 – Sara VanDerBeek
Sensory Spaces 5 – Siobhan Hápaska
Sensory Spaces 4 – Liu Wei
Sensory Spaces 3 – Elad Lassry
Sensory Spaces 2 – Sabine Hornig
Sensory Spaces 1 – Oscar Tuazon

Sensory Spaces is a series of solo exhibitions by leading international artists—in situ projects that subvert or sharpen the visitor’s experience of a given space. Sensory Spaces challenges the artists to start from the specific features of the exhibition space itself. The Willem van der Vorm Gallery, a vast space open on its two short sides in Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen’s freely accessible foyer, is the spatial context to which each artist is asked to respond.

The British artist Mike Nelson (b. 1967, Loughborough) has been invited for the eighth edition of Sensory Spaces. Nelson creates immersive environments that evade linear temporality and impact as physically and emotionally disruptive. The preoccupation with scale and the participatory engagement of the visitors overcome categorizations, defining an experience located in an area of tension between what can and what cannot be defined as art. For Sensory Spaces 8, Mike Nelson revisits “Amnesiac Shrine,” a set of successive artworks conceived as a category in its own right, more than simply a series. Ordinary time and fictional time are aligned, testing the former’s regularity against the viewer’s experience. A recurrence of multiple visual reflections, illusions and flashbacks creates fundamental elements that demand to be completed with the baggage of personal experience.

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