Friday July 1st we will launch How To Make Sculpture Move, a publication by artist Ruta Butkute, writer/artist Emily Kocken and Designer Eva van der Schans at Bradwolff Projects in Amsterdam. This event is your chance to experience a unique take on sculpture and performativity.
Eleonoor Jap Sam will open the evening with an introduction about the book and a short talk with Ruta, Emily and Eva. Following this there will be a reading performance by Emily based on a selection of texts from the books. The first copy of How To Make Sculpture Move will be presented to Christine van den Bergh (Bradwolff Projects). Afterwards there will be a chance to buy the book, have it signed and get together with some drinks!
In partnership with Bradwolff Projects a presentation of works/installations by Ruta Butkute and Emily Kocken will be on view at Bradwolff Projects on the following days: July 2, 3, 8, 9 & 10 from 13:00-17:00 CET.
About the publication
In How To Make Sculpture Move, a collaboration between Ruta Butkute and Emily Kocken the vital elements of Ruta Butkute's latest work are brought together to create an experience that manifests her unique take on sculpture and performativity. New meanings behind images unfold via a poetic assemblage of linguistics genres, word play and critical references by Emily Kocken.
Ruta Butkute has been in artist in residences all over the world as well as exhibited many times (inter)nationally. Sculpture, choreography, and installation are the main pillars of Ruta Butkute’s art practice. Her method is guided by a reflective approach to the physicality of sculpture and the relation to the performers, audiences, and the spaces in which they interact. She received an Established Talent Grant from the Mondriaan Fund, and development grants from Amsterdam Fonds voor de Kunst. Her work is part of the art collection of the AMC. She is represented by Bradwolff Projects, Amsterdam.
Emily Kocken is a writer and an artist. Her debut novel Witte vlag (Querido, 2013) about a young couple surviving the art world, was nominated for the Academica Prize of Literature. De kuur was on the 2017 list of De Groene Amsterdammer’s favorite books. Lalalanding (2021) was described in Trouw as a ‘magical web of history and intimate relations’. Other activities include moderating events in the realm of art, performance, philosophy, and literature. Emily Kocken is represented as an artist by Anna Elisabeth Kruyswijck Lauwer Art, her books are published by Querido since 2013.
Friday July 1st, 17:00-19:00 CET
Oetewalerstraat 73 1093 MD Amsterdam-Oost
ISBN: 978-94-92852-58-8, price: €30.00, art: Ruta Butkute, text: Emily Kocken, graphic design: Eva van der Schans (Inedition), printer: die Keure, number of pages: 112, book size: 21x27.5cm, binding: softcover, language: English, release date: July 2022, publisher: Jap Sam Books.
This publication by Jap Sam Books has been made possible with the generous support of Mondriaan Fund, Jaap Harten Fonds, Amsterdams Fonds voor de kunst and Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds/Tijlfonds.
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