25 Aug – 1 Oct

Forgotten to Talk

Lydia Balke, Paul Czerlitzki, Fabian Herkenhoener, Judith Kisner, Melle de Boer
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pictures Gert Jan van Rooij and Chun-Han Chiang

At the end of a narrowing tunnel a surface of 400 m² has been turned into four wall paintings by: Fabian Herkenhoener, Judith Kisner, Lydia Balke and Paul Czerlitzki; attended with traces of Melle de Boer.

This exhibition focuses on the presence and absence of the Painter a Persona, whose activity has an existential to manic dimension, that also always impends to become a state of aporia at the same time. Here, painting is not negotiated as a medium but as an indigenous form of existence.

Opening, Friday 25th of August from 8pm - 1am

With a performance by Melle de Boer.

Film night, Thursday 21st of September at 8pm

A selection of films related to the Artist a Persona and miscommunication. Hosted by Milan Anaïs.


Just as a verbal language struggles for words, stutters, becomes repetitive and inconsistent or is stuck in interference, the conditions of a narrative of painting will emerge.

Alphabetically coded characters – or at least their rudiments – are still visible and presage a common verbal narrative.//

The initial symptoms of an alphabetization are crumbling. As information is not forwarded by verbalization, it gets replaced by a rhythm of simplified universal codes, that enables a schematic narrative.//

Abstracted patterns and icons make way for a symbolic narrative, which pretends to be decipherable by pictorial encoding, but withholds any legibility by tacitly grasping at nothing.//

Finally all language gives in with the complete release of images and signs, as it remains only conjectural as traces of a possible or former narrative.//

In all of these states the said-unsaid makes way for the inexpressible – but yet finds its way back to language.

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Graphic Design:

Medeina Musteikyte and Dirk Verweij

Tunnel Building:

After Howl

Supported by:

Winsor & Newton, Liquitex, Karl H·Ditze Stiftung, The Fine Art Collective, HFBK Hamburg, het Mondriaan Fonds and AFK