with works off:

Pawel Althamer - Halil Altindere - Dan Asher - David Bade - Yael Bartana - Christiaan Bastiaans – Emery Blackwell-Victor Boullet- Louise Bourgeois - Adam Brandejs – Arthur Bradford - Michael Brennan - Birgit Brenner - Berlinde de Bruyckere - Butler Brothers - Jake & Dinos Chapman – Critical Art Ensemble -Danica Dakic - Birgit Dieker - Nathalie Djurberg - Ines Doujak - Helen Dowling - Marlene Dumas - Marjolijn Dijkman - Jakup Ferri - Leo Fitzmaurice - Mat Fraser – Mieke Gerritzen- Felix Gmelin - Douglas Gordon - Joseph Grigely - Daniel Guzmán - Thomas Hirschhorn - Damien Hirst - Louis Hock - Rini Hurkmans – Wendy Jacob - Daniel Johnston - Floris Kaayk - William Kentridge - Jon Kessler - Christopher Knowles - Job Koelewijn - Evelien Krijl/ Olivia Glebbeek - Tsui Kuang-Yu - Martin Le Chevallier - Martin Lucas – Mohsen Makhmalbaf - Koert van Mensvoort- Mikael Metthey - Aernout Mik – Mike Mills - Andreas Vinther MØlgaard - Bruce Nauman – Andrew Niccol - Willem Oorebeek - Amzee Perera – Pharmacopoeia - Patricia Piccinini - Liza May Post - Marc Quinn - L.A. Raeven - Werner Reiterer - Thomas Rentmeister - Donald Rodney - Ricarda Roggan - Julika Rudelius - Karin Sander - Bob & Roberta Smith - Nedko Solakov - Jana Sterbak - Imogen Stidworthy Javier Telléz – Frank Theys - Tjep.– Natasha Vita-More - Viktor & Rolf - Gillian Wearing – Kevin Warwick - Simon Willows – Adam Zaretsky

 

Nietnormaal

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Art exhibition

From December 16 till March 7th 2010 a major art exhibition took place that allows a large audience to experience different works will be held at the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam. The exhibition, entitled: Niet Normaal * Difference on Display, features the work of internationally renowned artists who in their work address a defining question of our time: what is normal and who decides?

Even as technology and progress generate new opportunities for people of all sorts, shapes and sizes, we seem to be striving to become ever more uniform. The market and the media increasingly determine how we look at ourselves and at each other. Perfection is the norm.

What is this norm, and who actually satisfies it? Where do we draw the line? At a facial wrinkle, a depression, at someone who isn’t interested in getting ahead, at a visible prosthetic device, taking pills to improve intelligence, at major cosmetic surgery?

Science, games and design will also be featured, and there will be a separate movie theater. In addition, performances, discussions, film screenings, lectures and parties will be held. The exhibition and parallel programming will engage, confront and offer alternative perspectives. Rebellion and humor alternate. Art and science come together to confront urgent questions facing today’s society.

Niet Normaal is ambitious and prestigious. This international project has a mission, is of a high artistic quality, and is directed toward a wide audience. Niet Normaal stresses education, outreach and accessibility, and collaborates with SKOR, Waag Society, Kunstenaars & Co, film festivals and debating centers in Amsterdam, Rotterdam and other major cities. Design of the exhibition will be executed by Concern. NAi Publishers releases a richly illustrated full-coloured publication with essays exploring a diversity of issues. KesselsKramer develops the advertising campaign. Niet Normaal is supported by many parties, both financially and in sharing expertise. Achmea and the VSBfonds are the project’s principal financial sponsors.

Download more information about the themes of the exhibition.