Triënnale Talk - Cobra Museum voor Moderne Kunst

Triënnale Talk

Friday 5 July

Triennial Talk – Art in public space

Location: Museum Cobra
Date: Friday 5 July 2024
Time: 17:00
Price: Free participation, please register in advance via this link
Language: Dutch

Take part in a fascinating evening full of inspiration and insight during the Amstelveen Triennial Talk! Join the discussion evening led by art historian Margitte Verwoerd. She will be in conversation with Theo Tegelaers, expert on art in public space, and the Triennial’s participating artists, Irene Brok and Mehdi Mashayekhi. Together they explore the impact and importance of art in public space. Discover the possibilities, obstacles and power of art to connect people. Be inspired by critical perspectives and real-life examples that will enrich your view of public art. A must for every art lover and anyone curious about the dynamics of art in our living environment!

Theo Tegelaers is a board member and curator at TAAK, former director of W139, and has worked for Rijksbouwmeester, De Appel and SKOR (Stichting Kunst en Openbare Ruimte). He has developed art projects in various areas and collaborated with artists such as Simon Starling, Fiona Tan and Thomas Saraceno.

Mehdi Mashayekhi received a bachelor’s degree in applied chemistry in Tehran and studied design at ArtEZ in Arnhem. He incorporates social problems into experimental materials and translates them into objects, using high-tech techniques for abstract clothing, design and art objects.

Irene Brok studied visual arts at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy after studying psychology in Amsterdam and Utrecht. She uses different media such as painting, drawing, sculpture and text to make connections between the visual, the sensitive and language. Her installations, such as the mural ‘Onderwegdromen’ in the Amstelveen bus station, reveal invisible dynamics and create space for questions and wonder.

Margitte Verwoerdt is an art historian, consultant and curator. Her specialties include modern and contemporary art, street art and photography.

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