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Territorial Phantom

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Exhibition dates March 29 - May 12

Opening March 28, 5:00 p.m.

AES+F Group (RU), Yael Bartana (IL/NL), Cao Fei (CN), Yolande Harris (UK), Marine Hugonnier (F), Karen Lancel (NL), Lucas Lenglet (NL), Raqs Media Collective (IN), State of Sabotage (SoS), Artur Zmijewski (PL).

Employing a whole mix of attitudes, viewpoints and forms, the artists in Territorial Phantom respond to occupying and possessing space. In today's culture, based around claiming and possession, organizations, businesses and countries appropriate ever more space, by privatizing public space or bringing 'democracy' to countries, and where necessary eliminating opponents.

Specific zones such as a city, a mountain range, or simply a piece of paper are central to the artworks in this exhibition. Territorial Phantom is about not only physical, but also virtual and symbolic spaces. Spaces can be shaped and changed in character by political, cultural or personal interventions. In addition, places are often linked to personal and collective memory. They involve boundaries, or perhaps to put it better, thresholds, which extend beyond physical barriers or time. Territorial Phantom examines the ways in which the significance of a place changes through acts, emotions, dreams and memories. Or is it perhaps only our perspective which shifts? How do we ourselves deal with space, with occupying space, and how do we define our own position in a country and in regard to various territories?

Extra program:

April 1: Nat Muller presents: "Perfect Present Continuous": video impressions on the brink of time, geo-political space and place

April 5 and 6: Museum weekend http://www.museumweekend.nl

May 7-12: Temporary Museum Amsterdam, during Art Amsterdam http://www.tijdelijkmuseumamsterdam.nl

May 6: Dora Garcia: artist talk and screening of Zimmer, Gespräche, 2006, a project around the audio-visual archives of the GDR political police, or Stasi.

Open: Tuesday through Saturday and the first Sunday of the month from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Admission 2,50 (1,50 with discount), free during Museum Weekend, and admission possible with TMA pass during Temporary Museum Amsterdam

Netherlands Media Art Institute
Keizersgracht 264
1016 EV Amsterdam
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