Wilfried Lentz Rotterdam is proud to host Next Day, a group exhibition on the 4th Floor with works by Doug Ashford, James Beckett and Remco Torenbosch.
The opening of Next Day will take place on Saturday, November 14th between 5 – 7 pm and the show runs until January 31st, 2016. It will coincide with the opening of the second solo show of artist, writer and teacher Doug Ashford (b. 1958, lives and works in New York), titled Bakersfield CA.
Prior to the opening on Saturday, November 14th, there will be a
Q & A between Doug Ashford and Defne Ayas (Director of Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art) hosted by AVL Mundo
from 3.30 – 5 pm at Keileweg 18 (10 min walk).
The gallery is open Friday – Sunday 1-6 pm and by appointment.
For further information and visuals, please contact the gallery:
email@example.com or +31 (0)10 4126459
Click here to download press release as PDF
Doug Ashford’s Next Day, ( 2015) depicts an emotional appraisal of the press coverage of the 9/11 attacks in the New York Times. The work (in progress) consists of a reprinting of all 28 pages of the historic September 12th issue through the ‘lens’ of colored, abstract patterns.
In Papertype: Spirit of Australia (2012), James Beckett obscures the technical side of life through the documentation of a set of 7 different newspaper front-pages, all printed the same day and featuring the burning out of an Airbus A380’s engine. Each print varies in quality and image treatment, as well as in chronological order of event.
Through an online auction, Remco Torenbosch acquired an original Wall Street Journal newspaper , dated November 11, 1929, published right after the New York stock market crash and just before the beginning of the worldwide economic depression. The purchase and presentation is a transformation of use and value in itself.
As a whole, The collection of newspapers contains a sense of the imminent through the common axis of paper.