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P//////AKT P/////AKT platform for contemporary art

Zeeburgerpad 53, 1019 AB Amsterdam
www.pakt.nu Platform for Contemporary Art

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// Postcards from the edge #22 - Anders Dickson//Anders Dickson is currently working on his solo exhibition ‘Powercells,...
18/04/2022

// Postcards from the edge #22 - Anders Dickson//

Anders Dickson is currently working on his solo exhibition ‘Powercells, the commons’ that will open on the 23rd of April 2022. The show marks the first part of P/////AKT’s exhibition program Turning to Dust and Bones which loosely deals with the subconscious, memory and the traces of being uprooted. See the full contribution here: https://www.pakt.nu/2022/postcards-from-the-edge-22-anders-dickson/

Postcards from the edge is a series of online artist contributions around current and upcoming projects at P/////AKT. By the means of these small ‘notes’ we want to share some insights on the artistic thinking process leading up to exhibitions and presentations at the space. The contributions will be shared regularly through our website and social media channels.

P/////AKT’s tip>Our alumnae Brigitte Louter (P/////AKTPOOL, 2019) and Mickey Yang (P/////AKT, 2019) are part of a group ...
02/04/2022

P/////AKT’s tip>

Our alumnae Brigitte Louter (P/////AKTPOOL, 2019) and Mickey Yang (P/////AKT, 2019) are part of a group exhibition at Het Langhuis in Zwolle which can be visited till 15 May (Sat-Sun 13:00-17:00).

The city of Zwolle is growing, changing, demolishing and building. The Langhuis is located in the middle of the city centre. A building that has witnessed this change for six centuries. During the group show "Six hundred and twenty" six artists will explore the meaning of the building together with the public: now and in the future.
With work by Salim Bayri, Ad de Jong, Vincent Knopper, Brigitte Louter, Dan Perjovschi and Mickey Yang. Curated by Timo van Grinsven and Jonathan van Doornum.
More info here: https://www.langhuis.nl/groepsexpositie-zeshonderdtwintig/

Images:
(1) Brigitte Louter, Possible stages for unperformed plays, P/////AKTPOOL, part 2/3, 2019, photograph by Charlott Markus
(2) Brigitte Louter, Potentieel symmetrische gebeurtenis (totaal), Het Langhuis, 2022, image courtesy of Het Langhuis
(3) Mickey Yang, Closed eyes, P/////AKT, 2019, photograph by Charlott Markus

Thank you all for coming to the finissage of our exhibitions and presentations. You can now find all the documentation o...
30/03/2022

Thank you all for coming to the finissage of our exhibitions and presentations. You can now find all the documentation online on www.pakt.nu

We will soon announce our next show and new 2022 program, stay tuned!

Photographs by Charlott Markus and P/////AKT
(1) Suchan Kinosh*ta, Architektonische Psychodramen (Main space)
(2) Tessa Langeveld, Thoughts of a Being Whose Tears are Made of Golden Metal, part 3/3 (P/////AKTPOOL)
(3) Riet Wijnen - Sixteen Conversations on Abstraction: Tool One (Template Ruler 1-5) (P/////AKTSALON)

Last days to visit our exhibitions! Visit us today and tomorrow from 14:00 until 18:00!Tessa Langeveld, Thoughts of a Be...
26/03/2022

Last days to visit our exhibitions! Visit us today and tomorrow from 14:00 until 18:00!

Tessa Langeveld, Thoughts of a Being Whose Tears are Made of Golden Metal, part 3/3 (P/////AKTPOOL)

(…)

[the image of a birthday cake in a kitchen]
Birthday cakes are being lit every day.
After one year another one will be lit again, yet, for the same person […a representation]
And then again. again, again and again, until that one year.
The merrymaker will inhale some sulfate and exhale it as smoke. Their exhalation will spread cloudy, nearly-transparent letters throughout the entire kitchen. They form kind words, but the family is too occupied cheering the merrymaker to notice. Except for one person, as they happen to trace the path of a fly, they’ll catch a glimpse of just one letter, an A or B or C or D or E or F or G or H or I or J or K or L or M or N or O or P or Q or R or S or T or U or V or W or X or Y or Z, before the word dissolves as a whole.
They’ll think it was their imagination,
and after a couple of birthday cakes they’ve forgotten about it.

I can’t help but wonder, what are the thoughts of a being whose tears are made of golden metal?

Full text here: https://www.pakt.nu/2022/tessa-langeveld-part-3-3/
Installation view and detail, photographs by Charlott Markus.

Last days to visit our exhibitions! Today till Sunday 14:00-18:00~ Suchan Kinosh*ta, Architektonische Psychodramen (Main...
24/03/2022

Last days to visit our exhibitions! Today till Sunday 14:00-18:00

~ Suchan Kinosh*ta, Architektonische Psychodramen (Main space)
~ Tessa Langeveld, Thoughts of a Being Whose Tears are Made of Golden Metal, part 3/3 (P/////AKTPOOL)
~ Riet Wijnen - Sixteen Conversations on Abstraction: Tool One (Template Ruler 1-5) (P/////AKTSALON)

Finissage Sunday 27 March
A play in the wire maze - workshop with Johanna Ekenhorst, in conversation with Simone Stergioula
Workshop: 11-13 hrs (please rsvp via [email protected] limited capacity)
Results and exhibition open for public from 14 hrs
Drinks from 17-19 hrs
More info here: https://www.pakt.nu/2022/a-play-in-the-wire-maze-workshop-with-johanna-ekenhorst-in-conversation-with-simone-stergioula/

Suchan Kinosh*ta, Architektonische Psychodramen, installation view, photograph by Charlott Markus

Tessa Langeveld, Thoughts of a Being Whose Tears are Made of Golden Metal, part 3/3, exhibition detail, P/////AKTPOOL, 2...
19/03/2022

Tessa Langeveld, Thoughts of a Being Whose Tears are Made of Golden Metal, part 3/3, exhibition detail, P/////AKTPOOL, 2022

(…)

*STRIKE MATCH* *LIGHT CANDLE*
The teardrop that slided suspiciously ended up in a stranger’s hand.
A warm hand.
Unable to melt it further.
Instant relief.

(…) Full text here: https://www.pakt.nu/2022/tessa-langeveld-part-3-3/

The show is on view at P/////AKT until 27 March (Thu-Sun, 14-18 hrs)

Visit us today and tomorrow from 14:00 until 18:00.

Photograph by Charlott Markus

// The Artist’s Library //The Artist’s Library is a growing collection of titles that have, in one way or another, been ...
17/03/2022

// The Artist’s Library //

The Artist’s Library is a growing collection of titles that have, in one way or another, been relevant to the artist’s practice. They will be on view during
the exhibition and become part of the P/////AKTSALON collection of books afterwards. Suchan Kinosh*ta highly recommends:
– Gertrude Stein, Ida: A Novel, 1941.
– Mike Kelley, Foul Perfection, essays and criticism, 2003.
– Frances Yates, The Art of Memory, 1966.
– Yes, But Is It Edible?, The Music Of Robert Ashley For Two Or More Voices by Will Holder and Alex Waterman, 2014.

‘Architektonische Psychodramen’ is on view until 27 March, Thu-Sun 14:00-18:00

Sixteen Conversations on Abstraction: Tool One (Template Ruler 1-5)  is an edition developed by Riet Wijnen and consists...
10/03/2022

Sixteen Conversations on Abstraction: Tool One (Template Ruler 1-5) is an edition developed by Riet Wijnen and consists of a set of five template rulers designed by five artists and graphic designers: Dafne Boggeri, Linda van Deursen, Mandy El-Sayegh, Ima-Abasi Okon and Haegue Yang, which are collected in a handmade etui.

Wijnen uses the template ruler in her practice as a tool to create type designs that balance between being abstract forms and readable letters, these designs she applies in her woodcuts and other sculptural works. She is interested in the template ruler as a tool that slows down the act of writing: words fall apart into letters, and letters become forms rather than meaning. Here the act of writing becomes a reflection on language itself, language being an abstract construct that we often inhabit as if it is a part of us rather than seeing it as a tool that we use.

The edition is produced on the occasion of Wijnen’s solo exhibition Sixteen Conversations on Abstraction (table / table) at Kunstverein Milano, and in collaboration with P/////AKT, Amsterdam, San Serriffe, Amsterdam and Kunstverein Toronto.

On view in the P/////AKTSALON till 27 March (Thu-Sun, 14-19 hrs)

P/////AKT SUPPORTS UKRAINEOur hearts go out to the people of Ukraine, the surrounding countries and Russia, who are suff...
05/03/2022

P/////AKT SUPPORTS UKRAINE

Our hearts go out to the people of Ukraine, the surrounding countries and Russia, who are suffering from the malicious acts of Vladimir Putin. As a gesture of solidarity P/////AKT will donate all the proceeds of what will be sold during our current projects to giro555 of the collaborative aid organizations of The Netherlands. This includes all the publications in our shop (https://www.pakt.nu/publications/), our editions (https://www.pakt.nu/pakt-collection/) and drinks sold during the finissage on 27 March (more information on that will follow).

You can also donate directly through www.giro555.nl.

Tessa Langeveld, Thoughts of a Being Whose Tears are Made of Golden Metal, part 3/3, exhibition detail, P/////AKTPOOL, 2...
05/03/2022

Tessa Langeveld, Thoughts of a Being Whose Tears are Made of Golden Metal, part 3/3, exhibition detail, P/////AKTPOOL, 2022

*BLOW OUT*—The smell of a match after it’s struck. Blowing out a candle to smell it again, [the image of a birthday cake]. Lighting one after another. It smells like victory. I’m not a pyromaniac, I promise.
(…) or to catch sight of a teardrop of tin suspiciously sliding away, anticipating those two-pieced arms affectionately embracing a cone-shaped torso. No, the teardrop couldn’t take the heat of the embrace. It had to slide off, creating an eerie sound caused by their breaking, concrete blocks.

(…) Full text here: https://www.pakt.nu/2022/tessa-langeveld-part-3-3/

The show is on view at P/////AKT until 27 March (Thu-Sun, 14-18 hrs)

Visit us today and tomorrow from 14:00 until 18:00.

Photograph by Charlott Markus

Suchan Kinosh*ta, Architektonische Psychodramen, exhibition view, P/////AKT, 2022 Architektonische PsychodramenThere is ...
03/03/2022

Suchan Kinosh*ta, Architektonische Psychodramen, exhibition view, P/////AKT, 2022

Architektonische Psychodramen
There is not one but many, a kind of memory scenario that has made itself up out of a spatial perception as there was no other understanding available. Performing a speech while drawing into space, while singing the lines of a forgotten song. The song had to be forgotten in order to refresh its tunes. The contradictions of readdressing while inventing a fictive memory. A play forgetting its scenario, although everybody is playing in it. Memory becomes a leftover which is asking to be performed. Composition becomes the issue.

The show is on view at P/////AKT until 27 March (Thu-Sun, 14-18 hrs)

Visit us today from 14:00 until 18:00.

Photograph by Charlott Markus

!! In the latest Metropolis M !!An interview with Suchan Kinosh*ta by Pia Louwerens. The show is on view at P/////AKT un...
23/02/2022

!! In the latest Metropolis M !!
An interview with Suchan Kinosh*ta by Pia Louwerens.
The show is on view at P/////AKT until 27 March (Thu-Sun, 14-18 hrs)
Here is an excerpt, English translation below:

Waar ben je nu mee bezig voor de tentoonstelling in
P////AKT?

'Voortkomend uit Da Capo ontstond mijn interesse in het verdwijnen van een werk en zijn terugkomst in een nieuwe, andere hoedanigheid. Anders dan wat conservatoren in een museum doen — alle materialen proberen te behouden en te fixeren — vind ik het interessant hoe dingen terugkomen op een veranderde manier. Hier ben ik ook mee bezig voor de tentoonstelling in Amsterdam. Niet alleen wat
mijn eigen werk betreft maar ook met andere dingen zoals verhalen, nalatenschap, voorwerpen of objecten, die door een veranderde handhaving en omgeving, die ik hiervoor bedenk, anders worden waargenomen. Ik probeer de dramaturgie van een
opslag te verwezenlijken, de manier waarop iets verdwijnt om later op een ander moment weer gezien te worden. Hoe en in welke vorm dit gaat gebeuren, daar ben ik nu mee bezig.'

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What are you currently working on for the exhibition in P/////AKT?

‘Deriving from Da Capo, my interest arose in the disappearance of a work and its return in a new, different quality. Unlike what curators do in a museum - trying to preserve and fixate all materials - I find it interesting how things come back in a changed way. I am also working on this for the exhibition in Amsterdam. Not only in regard to my own work, but also with other matters such as stories, legacy, things or objects that are perceived differently due to a changed maintenance and environment, which I set up for this purpose. I try to realize the dramaturgy of a storage, the way in which something disappears only to be seen again at another time. I'm currently working on how and in what form this will happen.'

Thank you all for joining our opening last Saturday at P/////AKT!The following exhibitions and presentations are now on ...
21/02/2022

Thank you all for joining our opening last Saturday at P/////AKT!
The following exhibitions and presentations are now on view until 27 March:
~ Suchan Kinosh*ta, Architektonische Psychodramen (Main space)
~ Tessa Langeveld, Thoughts of a Being Whose Tears are Made of Golden Metal, part 3/3 (P/////AKTPOOL)
~ Riet Wijnen - Sixteen Conversations on Abstraction: Tool One (Template Ruler 1-5) (P/////AKTSALON)

Visit us from Thursday until Sunday, 14:00-18:00.

We are looking forward to welcoming you tomorrow 17:00-20:00 for the opening of new exhibitions and presentations! Come ...
18/02/2022

We are looking forward to welcoming you tomorrow 17:00-20:00 for the opening of new exhibitions and presentations! Come by for a drink!

► Suchan Kinosh*ta, Architektonische Psychodramen (Main space)
► Tessa Langeveld, Thoughts of a Being Whose Tears are Made of Golden Metal, part 3/3 (P/////AKTPOOL)
► Riet Wijnen - Sixteen Conversations on Abstraction: Tool One (Template Ruler 1-5) (P/////AKTSALON)
The projects are on view until 27 March 2022.

Image: Sneak preview from Tessa Langeveld’s installation

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P/////AKT is a non-profit exhibition space for contemporary art that organizes and facilitates large scale solo presentations through which the audience gets the opportunity to gain insight in the thinking space of the artists.

P/////AKT provides a platform for exceptional, emerging artistic talents, who distinguish themselves through their unique and authentic language and who are capable of giving a different view on the current way of thinking. They are stimulated to work out new developments and are given the opportunity to present their work to a relevant audience. Furthermore, P/////AKT always asks the artists to produce new work that relates to the specific nature and dimensions of the given space and to present their own mental space as an overall presentation within the given context.

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// Postcards from the edge #22 - Anders Dickson// Anders Dickson is currently working on his solo exhibition ‘Powercells, the commons’ that will open on the 23rd of April 2022. The show marks the first part of P/////AKT’s exhibition program Turning to Dust and Bones which loosely deals with the subconscious, memory and the traces of being uprooted. See the full contribution here: https://www.pakt.nu/2022/postcards-from-the-edge-22-anders-dickson/ Postcards from the edge is a series of online artist contributions around current and upcoming projects at P/////AKT. By the means of these small ‘notes’ we want to share some insights on the artistic thinking process leading up to exhibitions and presentations at the space. The contributions will be shared regularly through our website and social media channels.
P/////AKT’s tip> Our alumnae Brigitte Louter (P/////AKTPOOL, 2019) and Mickey Yang (P/////AKT, 2019) are part of a group exhibition at Het Langhuis in Zwolle which can be visited till 15 May (Sat-Sun 13:00-17:00). The city of Zwolle is growing, changing, demolishing and building. The Langhuis is located in the middle of the city centre. A building that has witnessed this change for six centuries. During the group show "Six hundred and twenty" six artists will explore the meaning of the building together with the public: now and in the future. With work by Salim Bayri, Ad de Jong, Vincent Knopper, Brigitte Louter, Dan Perjovschi and Mickey Yang. Curated by Timo van Grinsven and Jonathan van Doornum. More info here: https://www.langhuis.nl/groepsexpositie-zeshonderdtwintig/ Images: (1) Brigitte Louter, Possible stages for unperformed plays, P/////AKTPOOL, part 2/3, 2019, photograph by Charlott Markus (2) Brigitte Louter, Potentieel symmetrische gebeurtenis (totaal), Het Langhuis, 2022, image courtesy of Het Langhuis (3) Mickey Yang, Closed eyes, P/////AKT, 2019, photograph by Charlott Markus
Thank you all for coming to the finissage of our exhibitions and presentations. You can now find all the documentation online on www.pakt.nu We will soon announce our next show and new 2022 program, stay tuned! Photographs by Charlott Markus and P/////AKT (1) Suchan Kinosh*ta, Architektonische Psychodramen (Main space) (2) Tessa Langeveld, Thoughts of a Being Whose Tears are Made of Golden Metal, part 3/3 (P/////AKTPOOL) (3) Riet Wijnen - Sixteen Conversations on Abstraction: Tool One (Template Ruler 1-5) (P/////AKTSALON)
Last days to visit our exhibitions! Visit us today and tomorrow from 14:00 until 18:00! Tessa Langeveld, Thoughts of a Being Whose Tears are Made of Golden Metal, part 3/3 (P/////AKTPOOL) (…) [the image of a birthday cake in a kitchen] Birthday cakes are being lit every day. After one year another one will be lit again, yet, for the same person […a representation] And then again. again, again and again, until that one year. The merrymaker will inhale some sulfate and exhale it as smoke. Their exhalation will spread cloudy, nearly-transparent letters throughout the entire kitchen. They form kind words, but the family is too occupied cheering the merrymaker to notice. Except for one person, as they happen to trace the path of a fly, they’ll catch a glimpse of just one letter, an A or B or C or D or E or F or G or H or I or J or K or L or M or N or O or P or Q or R or S or T or U or V or W or X or Y or Z, before the word dissolves as a whole. They’ll think it was their imagination, and after a couple of birthday cakes they’ve forgotten about it. I can’t help but wonder, what are the thoughts of a being whose tears are made of golden metal? Full text here: https://www.pakt.nu/2022/tessa-langeveld-part-3-3/ Installation view and detail, photographs by Charlott Markus.
Last days to visit our exhibitions! Today till Sunday 14:00-18:00 ~ Suchan Kinosh*ta, Architektonische Psychodramen (Main space) ~ Tessa Langeveld, Thoughts of a Being Whose Tears are Made of Golden Metal, part 3/3 (P/////AKTPOOL) ~ Riet Wijnen - Sixteen Conversations on Abstraction: Tool One (Template Ruler 1-5) (P/////AKTSALON) Finissage Sunday 27 March A play in the wire maze - workshop with Johanna Ekenhorst, in conversation with Simone Stergioula Workshop: 11-13 hrs (please rsvp via [email protected] limited capacity) Results and exhibition open for public from 14 hrs Drinks from 17-19 hrs More info here: https://www.pakt.nu/2022/a-play-in-the-wire-maze-workshop-with-johanna-ekenhorst-in-conversation-with-simone-stergioula/ Suchan Kinosh*ta, Architektonische Psychodramen, installation view, photograph by Charlott Markus
Tessa Langeveld, Thoughts of a Being Whose Tears are Made of Golden Metal, part 3/3, exhibition detail, P/////AKTPOOL, 2022 (…) *STRIKE MATCH* *LIGHT CANDLE* The teardrop that slided suspiciously ended up in a stranger’s hand. A warm hand. Unable to melt it further. Instant relief. (…) Full text here: https://www.pakt.nu/2022/tessa-langeveld-part-3-3/ The show is on view at P/////AKT until 27 March (Thu-Sun, 14-18 hrs) Visit us today and tomorrow from 14:00 until 18:00. Photograph by Charlott Markus
// The Artist’s Library // The Artist’s Library is a growing collection of titles that have, in one way or another, been relevant to the artist’s practice. They will be on view during the exhibition and become part of the P/////AKTSALON collection of books afterwards. Suchan Kinosh*ta highly recommends: – Gertrude Stein, Ida: A Novel, 1941. – Mike Kelley, Foul Perfection, essays and criticism, 2003. – Frances Yates, The Art of Memory, 1966. – Yes, But Is It Edible?, The Music Of Robert Ashley For Two Or More Voices by Will Holder and Alex Waterman, 2014. ‘Architektonische Psychodramen’ is on view until 27 March, Thu-Sun 14:00-18:00
Sixteen Conversations on Abstraction: Tool One (Template Ruler 1-5) is an edition developed by Riet Wijnen and consists of a set of five template rulers designed by five artists and graphic designers: Dafne Boggeri, Linda van Deursen, Mandy El-Sayegh, Ima-Abasi Okon and Haegue Yang, which are collected in a handmade etui. Wijnen uses the template ruler in her practice as a tool to create type designs that balance between being abstract forms and readable letters, these designs she applies in her woodcuts and other sculptural works. She is interested in the template ruler as a tool that slows down the act of writing: words fall apart into letters, and letters become forms rather than meaning. Here the act of writing becomes a reflection on language itself, language being an abstract construct that we often inhabit as if it is a part of us rather than seeing it as a tool that we use. The edition is produced on the occasion of Wijnen’s solo exhibition Sixteen Conversations on Abstraction (table / table) at Kunstverein Milano, and in collaboration with P/////AKT, Amsterdam, San Serriffe, Amsterdam and Kunstverein Toronto. On view in the P/////AKTSALON till 27 March (Thu-Sun, 14-19 hrs)
P/////AKT SUPPORTS UKRAINE Our hearts go out to the people of Ukraine, the surrounding countries and Russia, who are suffering from the malicious acts of Vladimir Putin. As a gesture of solidarity P/////AKT will donate all the proceeds of what will be sold during our current projects to giro555 of the collaborative aid organizations of The Netherlands. This includes all the publications in our shop (https://www.pakt.nu/publications/), our editions (https://www.pakt.nu/pakt-collection/) and drinks sold during the finissage on 27 March (more information on that will follow). You can also donate directly through www.giro555.nl.
Tessa Langeveld, Thoughts of a Being Whose Tears are Made of Golden Metal, part 3/3, exhibition detail, P/////AKTPOOL, 2022 *BLOW OUT*—The smell of a match after it’s struck. Blowing out a candle to smell it again, [the image of a birthday cake]. Lighting one after another. It smells like victory. I’m not a pyromaniac, I promise. (…) or to catch sight of a teardrop of tin suspiciously sliding away, anticipating those two-pieced arms affectionately embracing a cone-shaped torso. No, the teardrop couldn’t take the heat of the embrace. It had to slide off, creating an eerie sound caused by their breaking, concrete blocks. (…) Full text here: https://www.pakt.nu/2022/tessa-langeveld-part-3-3/ The show is on view at P/////AKT until 27 March (Thu-Sun, 14-18 hrs) Visit us today and tomorrow from 14:00 until 18:00. Photograph by Charlott Markus
Suchan Kinosh*ta, Architektonische Psychodramen, exhibition view, P/////AKT, 2022 Architektonische Psychodramen There is not one but many, a kind of memory scenario that has made itself up out of a spatial perception as there was no other understanding available. Performing a speech while drawing into space, while singing the lines of a forgotten song. The song had to be forgotten in order to refresh its tunes. The contradictions of readdressing while inventing a fictive memory. A play forgetting its scenario, although everybody is playing in it. Memory becomes a leftover which is asking to be performed. Composition becomes the issue. The show is on view at P/////AKT until 27 March (Thu-Sun, 14-18 hrs) Visit us today from 14:00 until 18:00. Photograph by Charlott Markus
Suchan Kinosh*ta, Architektonische Psychodramen, exhibition view, P/////AKT, 2022 19 February – 27 March 2022 Thursday-Sunday, 14:00-18:00 www.pakt.nu Photograph by Charlott Markus