Parallax

Wilfried Lentz Rotterdam is pleased to present a group exhibition Parallax curated by artist and writer Artun Alaska Arasli (born in 1987 in Turkey, lives and works in The Netherlands). The title of the show Parallax is about a dichotomy of “frontness” and “backness”. Parallax is the apparent position of an object, or the displacement or the difference of it, as it is viewed from two different lines of sight. The show aims to literally highlight certain elements that deal with seemingness, hiddenness, object overlaps; this would correlate metaphorically into the notion of the remembrance, hindsight, reflection; an exploration of various definitions of a vantage point.

On show are Karel Martens’ prints on old archival cards from the Stedelijk Museum designed by Willem Sandberg, Doug Ashford’s Next Day, (2015-2016), an emotional appraisal of the press coverage of the 9/11 attacks in the New York Times, Anne Huijnen’s photographic series of flower blossoms on erotica, Lyndon Barrois Jr’s rearview mirror image of a getaway car, Renata De Bonis’ cyanotype prints developed in the moonlight and a poem from Emily Hunt called “Reflection Not Yet Linked to Another”. Other participants in Parallax are James Beckett, Moyra Davey, Sean Ervan Kuhnke, Christopher Meerdo, Daniel de Paula and Joke Robaard.

Artun Alaska Arasli is a visual artist and has curated numerous exhibitions in the past, most recently “Porcupine” at the Jan van Eyck Academy and “My, my. A Body Does Get Around” at our gallery in 2015. He studied at the Staedelschule in Frankfurt am Main and was a resident Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht in 2018-2019. Besides being an artist and curator, he also regularly writes for theater.

The exhibition begins Saturday 6 April without opening reception. The exhibition runs until Saturday May 11th, 2019 and coincides with Christian Nyampeta’s solo exhibition A Flower Garden of All Kinds of Loveliness Without Sorrow in the main space. On the final day of these exhibitions, there will be a goodbye party as the gallery leaves its current space for another location in the center of Rotterdam – details to be announced. Join us from 6pm on the 11th for food, drinks and a farewell to the Justus van Effen complex.

Until then, the gallery is open Friday through Sunday from 1 – 6pm and by appointment. For further information and visuals, please contact the gallery: office@wilfriedlentz.com or +31(0)104126459.

Parallax
groupshow curated by Artun Alaska Arasli
Installation view at Wilfried Lentz Rotterdam
Photo: Robert Glas
Parallax
groupshow curated by Artun Alaska Arasli
Installation view at Wilfried Lentz Rotterdam
work on view: Lyndon Barrois Jr, Tomorrow In Hindsight, 2019
4 colour silkscreen on cotton, stretched 81 x 150 cm, Unique
Photo: Robert Glas
Parallax
groupshow curated by Artun Alaska Arasli
Installation view at Wilfried Lentz Rotterdam
works on view: Renata De Bonis, Wakefulness, 2018
Moonlight, cyanotype and tea on fabric, metal rods Two parts, each 140 x 45 cm
Photo: Robert Glas
Parallax
groupshow curated by Artun Alaska Arasli
Installation view at Wilfried Lentz Rotterdam
works on view: Christopher Meerdo, Studies in American Soldiers - 
0D027D734E88BBFA29CDB8A5A92EE299_جنود_أمريكان_في_حصة_تدريبية.jpg, 2018
Archival inkjet print, holographic temper evident security stickers, 420 x 594 mm
Photo: Robert Glas
Parallax
groupshow curated by Artun Alaska Arasli
Installation view at Wilfried Lentz Rotterdam
works on view: Doug Ashford, Next Day, Page A10, A14, A16, A21 and A27, 2015
Moyra Davey, Untitled (Windows), 2014, Set of 4 mailers, each 28 x 43 cm, Digital C-Print, tape, postage, ink, unique
Photo: Robert Glas
Doug Ashford
Next Day Page 27, 2015
archival inkjet print on paper
Parallax
groupshow curated by Artun Alaska Arasli
Installation view at Wilfried Lentz Rotterdam
Photo: Robert Glas
Parallax
groupshow curated by Artun Alaska Arasli
Installation view at Wilfried Lentz Rotterdam
works on view: Anne Huijnen, Pruimenbloesem, 2011
Joke Robaard, Vitrine series, Museum Arnhem, 1990
Framed photograph
Photo: Robert Glas
Parallax
groupshow curated by Artun Alaska Arasli
Installation view at Wilfried Lentz Rotterdam
works on view: Karel Martens, Untitled, 2017
Letterpress monoprint on found card, 127 x 200 mm
Sean Ervan Kuhnke Never-Not-Testing / Pre-Press-Prep (JvE 2017_01 and 02), 2017
Risograph Print, 312 x 423 mm, signed, edition of 3
Photo: Robert Glas
Karel Martens
Untitled, 2017
Letterpress monoprint on found card
127 x 200 mm, unique (KM2017-04)
Karel Martens Untitled, 2015 Letterpress monoprint on found card 98 x 152 mm Unique (KM2015-04)