A presentation by Beny Wagner @ puntWG, February 20, 19:45
Our former resident-artist works with moving image, text, installation and lectures. Combining research and speculation to form non-linear narratives, the ethics of representation is a recurring preoccupation in his work, with a specific focus on how language and technology shape the boundaries of collective social consciousness. Rather than addressing overtly political themes, he focuses on understated shifts found in material histories, labor processes, and modes of representation.
On the night itself (Feb 20, @19:45), Wagner will be reading extracts of an essay he has written for a book on post-digital artistic strategies (slated for publication via Valiz in spring 2017), alongside screening found videos that he has integrated into the piece.To conclude he will also screen a recent film that premiered at Impakt Festival last autumn.
Wagner (b. Berlin, 1985) has exhibited his work and screened films at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, Impakt Festival, V Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, Venice Biennale, Import Projects, and Future Gallery. He graduated from Bard College, New York, in 2008.
His research time at our space has been part of his residency at the Het Instituut which, with the support of the AFK en stichting Cultuur en Educatie, produces an interdisciplinary, practice-based research programme. Located in the heart of Amsterdam, basic competences of the program are: a critical approach, social engagement and interdisciplinary collaboration.
airWG offers a fantastic opportunity to be part of an exciting and innovative artist-led space in the city of Amsterdam, providing time and space to develop, test and show your work and ideas....
Featuring a light and spacious studio apartment the program is open to visual artists, performance artists, designers, researchers and writers for a period of four months.
Participants are provided with a private studio and living space of 70m2 situated on the ground floor of Pavilion 18, which houses a community of artists. At the close of the residency period, the resident is invited to present the outcome of their residency in an exhibition or presentation at the puntWG Gallery an interdisciplinary exhibition space situated in the same complex.
The complex is located on the corner of Eerste Helmersstraat and Marius van Bouwdijk Bastiaansestraat, near the Vondelpark and the Museum Quarter, with good public transport and many shops and restaurants around the corner.
The residency features:
The results of the residency should be documented in some ways and be available in digital form to be included on the airWG website.
For artists duos, or artists nominated by partner organizations, a different rate applies. Please contact us for more details.
Applications for 3 month periods of:
August, September, October 2017 and November, December, January 2017 /2018 are now welcome. Deadline: 1st of March 2017
airWG is a think tank and laboratory for (creative) projects, new forms of cooperation and collaboration aimed at experimentation and artistic development.
The atelierWG Foundation was established in 1989, following the relocation of the hospital Wilhelmina Gasthuis now the AMC – Academic Medical Center – artists, small business owners and residents have shaped and preserved the unique character and special site of WG in Amsterdam. Today a large number of artists are living and working on the grounds, including those who are part of atelierWG (in Pavilions 18 and 19) the initiator of the airWG residency program.
atelierWG has developed numerous art activities, hosted exhibitions, including monthly open studio events, and has organised international exchanges with artists’ collectives.
Since 2006, atelierWG has its own gallery exhibition space, puntWG. It offers an interdisciplinary project space and stage for the arts, with a lively programme of exhibitions, performances, concerts, lectures and discussions.
As of September 2015, atelierWG has started an artist in residence program, airWG.
airWG is organised and coördinated by the airWG team, a group of visual artists, who are interested to host an (inter)national artist in residency program at their studio building in Amsterdam: atelierWG board member Holger Nickisch, Antoinette Nausikaä, Anthea Bush and Rody Luton.
Many Thanks go to Meinke Horn, Ron Zijlstra and housing association Stadgenoot for the renovation of the studio.