ampersands jubilee group exhibition 40 years W139 in W139 Amsterdam 2019
Dan Walwin, Laura Grimm, Taisiya Krugovykh & Vasily Bogatov, Aquil Copier, Judith Kisner, Bert Jacobs & Dave Fransz, Aquil Copier, Dan Walwin
Margarita Osipian & Helena Sanders, Ninna Bohn Pedersen, Marcel van den Berg, Laura Grimm, Kees Boevé, Karl Philips, Esther de Graaf, Judith Kisner, After Howl
ampersands (2019) was a comprehensive group show specially made to celebrate 40 years of W139 in Amsterdam.
Curated by Esther de Graaf, Nadia Benchagra, Marcel van den Berg and Lih-Lan Wong.
Around 40 artists contributed, all of them artist-initiators at W139 between 2014 - 2019.
Including Sam Samiee, Judith Kisner, Simon Wald-Lasowski, Evelina Rajca, Philip Vermeulen and many others.
Our focus for ampersands was to transform the space of W139 into a visual immersive environment in order to completely experience the abundance and richness of all the artworks.
The walls were specially colored for the exhibition with loam paint in several different colors.
All of the artworks were hanging on special hand made ropes throughout the space.
Most participating artists made new work specially for ampersands.
Detail Returning in Place
The yellow knotted rope that functions as hanging system
made by Laura Grimm
Returning in Place
cardboard, glue, tape
Laura Grimm, Judith Kisner, Oscar Peters, Sam Samiee, Esther de Graaf, Philip Vermeulen
photos by Ernst van Deursen