Homing II, 22 November 2014 - 25 January 2015

Homing II

Wilfried Lentz is very pleased to present Homing II, a group show with works by some of the gallery’s artists and three young artists: Simon van Til, Remco Torenbosch, and Leonid Tsvetkov.

The opening will be Saturday, 22 November, 5pm-7pm.

The show will run till Sunday, January 25th and takes place in the context of the gallery program 4th Floor a series of curated shows, each running approximately three months. Homing II is the second exhibition of the gallery’s program 4th Floor and it coincides with the opening of a solo show by Matts Leiderstam.

Opening times: Friday to Sunday from 1-6 pm or by appointment

For information and visuals, please contact the gallery: office@wilfriedlentz.com or + 31 (0)10 4126459.

As a show, Homing II has developed and grown in response to the main characteristics of the new gallery space on the 4th floor. These attributes can be associated with those of a very intimate lookout, like that of a secluded environment, where the inhabitant lives in solitude and observes. Since the new space towers above the neighbouring buildings one can secretly watch the surroundings, and in the process, the 4th floor begins to resemble a panopticon. This is reinforced when one sees the outer walls, which are punched with a series of little windows that cover three out of four sides of the space. The works are selected in anticipation of the intimate character of the space, becoming a domesticating virus, making the gallery space like that of a breeding ground.

The formal and structural play with image and viewing, by the use of viewing devices, appropriation of old imagery and artefacts, the use of exotic technologies and the recirculation of image is another anchor in the selection of works. Simon van Til operates the photographic camera methodically, double exposing films in order to explore notions of location and displacement, doubling and pairing. Leonid Tsvetkov uses ordinary household packaging as casts for cement forms creating totemic elements evoking drum columns from antiquity, while Remco Torenbosch shows the hybrid timespan between the most early and most recent forms of currency (salt mining and bitcoin mining) exploring the process of financial abstraction, speculation and ancient terminology.