Silent Majority – group show | Enschede, Netherlands
Anne-Marie Meertens, Domenique Himmelbach de Vries, Gunter Gruben and Viktoria Gudnadottir
Stroinksbleekweg 16, 7523 ZL Enschede, Netherlands
November 30, 2017 – March 4, 2018
Our society always becomes more and more polarized, with on both sides small minority that is active in discussions. There in between is a large group of people that is often less ideologically motivated and more practical reasoning, responding to developments in their own lives. You barely hear this middle group.
In collaboration with Trendbureau Overijssel, is Tetem, art space, investigating how we relate to a society that is becoming increasingly polarized. How do we deal with differences between people? What role can art and artists play in mobilizing and visualizing the silent majority? Since January six artists have done research on this “silent majority”. They attended various conferences in Overijssel and all submitted a project proposal. Four artists have been selected to develop new work for the Silent Majority exhibition: Anne-Marie Meertens, Domenique Himmelbach de Vries, Gunter Gruben and Viktoria Gudnadottir.
The exhibition then travels to Deventer and is expanded and further developed by Kunstenlab, art space. The exhibition in Kunstenlab will be from March 17 to April 29, 2018.
About the artist
Viktoría Gudnadóttir (b. 1969) lives and works in the Netherlands. She received her BA from Akademie voor beeldende kunst in Enschede in 2000 and her master’s at the Dutch Art Institute in Enschede in 2002. Video is among Viktoría’s many ways of expression. Her mostly short (1 minute) video works vary from experimental photographic films to more serious films in which Viktoría attempts to capture and isolate moments of emotion from individuals within groups of people, working with concepts of the spectacle and spectatorship. She also creates installation text works with paintings or by writing directly on gallery walls. As well as having some ongoing online photo projects.