Tomorrow's Language: Louwrien Wijers, Rory Pilgrim and Philipp Gufler
Sat Jun 03 2023 at 04:00 pm to 07:30 pm
W139 | Amsterdam, NH
About this Event
On Saturday June 3rd, W139 will host 'Tomorrow's Language', a conversation between Louwrien Wijers, her friend and colleague Rory Pilgrim, and initiating artist Philipp Gufler.
The conversation will explore Louwrien’s artworks, the significance of food, intergenerational friendships among artists, and the importance of learning from one another. To accompany the discussion, Egon Hanfstingl, chef, artist and longtime collaborator of Louwrien, will be preparing a saffron honey yogurt for all attendees to enjoy.
'Tomorrow's Language' is part of the public programme of W139's exhibition, Substitutes, initiated by artist Philipp Gufler and will be on show from 22 April to 18 June 2023.
Substitutes engages with queer history and discourses around the body, gender, and sexuality. The artists chosen to present their work in the exhibition work in a variety of mediums that simultaneously contextualise and converse with these discourses. The human body is, paradoxically, both absent and present within the exhibition—questioning the normative frameworks that queer and functionally diverse people are subjected to.
The exhibition brings together works of Lorenza Böttner, Johannes Büttner, Johanna Gonschorek, Elisàr von Kupffer, Rabe perplexum, Louwrien Wijers, and Bruno Zhu. By connecting contemporary discussions to historical perspectives, Substitutes aims to create a “living archive” that brings the past to life for current generations.
Visual identity by Jacob Hoving.
Substitutes is generously supported by Mondriaan Fund, Amsterdam Fund for the Arts, Goethe Institut, Centro Elisarion, Pro Elisarion Association, Monacensia im Hildebrandhaus, Forum Queeres Archiv München and Grafisch Atelier Hilversum.
Where is it happening?W139, 139 Warmoesstraat, Amsterdam, Netherlands
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