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What Are We Looking at Tonight? - as part of the WDWXXV edition set

What Are We Looking at Tonight? - as part of the WDWXXV edition set, 2015 - Raimundas Malašauskas

What Are We Looking at Tonight? - as part of the WDWXXV edition set, 2015

Raimundas Malašauskas  

80 x 20 cm / 31.5 x 7.87 inch
Edition of 15 copies, signed and numbered by the artists on a certificate (with the exception of Lawrence Weiner)

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  • Medium: 10 lambda prints in plexi box frame
  • This edition is a suite of 10 prints each measuring 20 x 80 cm in a plexi box frame 
  • The Lawrence Weiner print that is part of this set is unsigned
  • Ships from the Netherlands in 5 to 10 business days

about this work

Raimundas Malašauskas' What Are We Looking at Tonight? appropriated and manipulated a striking archival image taken during the 1993 Jef Guys exhibition at Witte de With. The original photograph was shot by Bob Goedewaagen. The 1993 exhibition Wat eten wij vandaag? (What Are We Having for Dinner Tonight?) was associated with the fifth Architecture International Rotterdam manifestation, whose theme was the postwar residential areas built in Rotterdam’s Alexanderpolder neighborhood. Jef Geys’s project commented on the abstract way architects, urban planners and politicians tend to think about the urban environment.

By inviting nine families from Alexanderpolder to contribute to his exhibition, Geys let the residents have their own say about the area they inhabit. In the exhibition, the families presented photographs of their living area. Each evening, throughout the entire exhibition period, one of the nine participating families was filmed having dinner and broadcasted by the local television station.

This edition is part of a set that was produced in the context of Witte de With’s In Light Of 25 Years. On the occasion of its 25th anniversary, Witte de With examined its history, dedicating its ground-floor gallery to a series of commissioned presentations by a select group of contemporary artists. Each participant created an image-based work that analyzed certain sediments of contemporary art history. Presented on a large-scale double-sided light box these anniversary commissions were visible to the city day and night. Throughout 2015, In Light Of 25 Years functioned as a space for artists and curators to respond to developments in contemporary art, its landscape and possibilities, departing from Witte de With’s past program.

WDWXXV brings together the ten In Light Of 25 Years commissions. Presented in a slim Plexiglas box frame, inspired by the light box itself, this limited edition portfolio features ten high quality prints by the participating artists Özlem AltinWineke GartzCamille HenrotGermaine KruipMahonyRaimundas MalašauskasZin TaylorFreek WambacqLawrence Weiner, and Xu Zhen. Have a look at the individual artist pages to read more about each specific edition. 

about Raimundas Malašauskas

Raimundas Malašauskas is a curator, writer and tutor at the Sandberg Institute. He is a storyteller stirring up meaning and interconnectedness from a hypnotic field of possibilities. In this presentation he will recount several stories all at once: how metaphors, artworks and optical technologies engage to look like a hologram that performs itself on stage; how artworks, circumstances and entire countries fall together; how immateriality turns out to be the most embodied practice; and other tales from the 4th dimension.

Selected curated projects include Oo, Lithuanian and Cyprus pavilions in the 55th Venice Biennale, 2013; Fusiform Gyrus, Lisson Gallery, London, 2013; Weather Permitting, 9th Mercosul Biennale, Porto Alegre, 2013; Repetition Island, Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2010; Satellite Series 4, Jeu de Paume Museum, Paris, 2010 – 2011; Into the Belly of a Dove, Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City, 2010; CAC TV, CAC Vilnius 2004 – 2007 and BMW (Black Market Worlds), IX Baltic Triennial, CAC Vilnius, 2005

(courtesy of the Bergen Academy of Art and Design)

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