Maarten Vanden Eynde


On-Trade-Off: Green Gold

Opening: 14/03/2019
Open: 14/03/2019 - 13/04/2019
Location: Galerie Imane Farès, 41, rue Mazarine, 75006 Paris, France

With: Sammy Baloji, Jean Katambayi, Musasa, Georges Senga, Maarten Vanden Eynde.

On-Trade-Off: Green Gold is part of a long term research project On-Trade-Off that looks at Lithium and its crucial role in the global transition towards a ‘green and fossil fuel free economy’.

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Exhibition, Solo show

Half Earth

Opening: 21/02/2019
Open: 21/02/2019 - 30/03/2019
Location: Meessen De Clercq Gallery, Abdijstraat 2, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

Half Earth is Maarten Vanden Eynde's fourth solo show at MSSNDCLRCQ. The title is borrowed from Edward O. Wilson's book Half-Earth: Our Planet's Fight for Life in which the author proposes that half of the Earth's land should be designated a human-free natural reserve to preserve biodiversity.

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Animal Revolution: 200 Years of Bremen Town Musicians in Art, Kitsch and Society

Opening: 23/03/2019
Open: 23/03/2019 - 01/09/2019
Location: Kunsthalle Bremen, Am Wall 207, 28195 Bremen, Germany

With: Maurizio Cattelan, George Cruikshank, Mark Dion, Ayşe Erkmen, Jeff Koons, Gerhard Marcks, Gimhongsok, Martin Creed, Hiwa K, Glenn Ligon, Maarten Vanden Eynde, Wolfgang Hainke and K H Hödicke.

Animal Revolution highlights the entanglement of the artistic interpretation of the four popular animals from The Town Musicians of Bremen and the socio-critical topics of the fairy tale from the brothers Grimm.

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Chair as an Artwork

Opening: 10/04/2019
Open: 10/04/2019 - 12/05/2019
Location: Latvian National Museum of Art, Jaņa Rozentāla laukums 1, Centra rajons, Rīga, LV-1010, Latvia

With: Bokkinga Sander, Munoz Lucas, Lee Kwangho, Remy Terjo, Regis-R, Fatoumata Ba Amadou, Rollins Caldwell Benjamin, Pagart Remy, Madabe Adam, Linke Kai, Morellet Francois, Mayor Julian, Peytavin Rejan, Zieta Oskar, Studio Job, West Franz, Schreiner Frank, Borkenhagen Florian, Price Tom, Hans Peter Feldmann, et al.

Chair as an Artwork wants to create a unified spatial story where each chair’s uniqueness, all coming from Galila Barzilaï-Hollander's collection, is highlighted and every chair’s individual story is an intrinsic part of a merged narrative.

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Exhibition, Festival

Contour Biennial #9: Coltan as Cotton

Open: 11-12 January, 17-19 May and 18-20 October 2019.
Location: different venues in Belgium.
Curator: Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez

With: Daniela Ortiz, Cadine Navarro, Picha, Enough Room for Space, Saddie Choua, Greyzone Zebra, Fallon Mayanja, Black Speaks Back, The Black Archives, Black(s) To The Future, Monique Mbeka Phoba, Laura Nsengiyumva, Coyote, Transnational Alliance, Emmanuel Iyamu, Seckou Ouologuem, Amandine Gay.

Coltan as Cotton is a single, drawn-out continuum lasting more than a year, focussing on ecology, inequa­lity, de-growth, solida­rity and racism as major themes through films, instal­la­tions and perfor­mances.

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Exhibition, Research

ICC/Institute for Colonial Culture

Institute for Colonial Culture (ICC) - Research on Congolese Heritage

Initiated by: Philippe Mikobi (National Museum Lubumbashi, DRC) and Maarten Vanden Eynde (Enough Room for Space, Brussels, BE)
Location: National Museum of Lubumbashi, DRC

Institutional support:
National Museum Lubumbashi:
Serge Songa Songa, Anne-Marie Bupe Kashulwe, Rosalie Ngengele Zawadi, John Mukabila
University of Lubumbashi: Prof. Donatien Dibwe dia Mwembu, Prof. Kizobo Obweng Okwes

Partners: Centre Cerfaux-Lefort (BE), Quai Branly Museum (FR), University of Lubumbashi (DRC)

End 2019: Official opening of ICC at the National Museum of Lubumbashi, DRC

ICC consists of a collection of artefacts, documents and photographs representing colonial presence in Congo, mainly focusing on the period 1884-1960.

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