The Knight's Move: Charles Avery

The registration of the full lecture can be viewed on dvd in the library of Stroom Den Haag.

Thursday 26 February 2009, 20:00 uur
Location: Hogewal 1-9
Language: English

Lecture by the artist Charles Avery (Scotland, 1973), focusing on his project ‘The Islanders', which will be shown in Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam from 28 February thru 7 June 2009.

Since 2004 Charles Avery has been working on ‘The Islanders', an epic project about an imaginary island off the Scottish coast. It is a gripping story of a land without a name and without money, where the inhabitants can foretell the future and are addicted to Henderson's pickled eggs. Avery's drawings and sculptures take us on a journey through a world that blurs appearance and reality, myth and fact. They will alter your perception of the ‘real' world entirely and simultaneously not at all.
Website Museum Boijmans van Beuningen.

Interview with Charles Avery
in Metropolis M (November 2007)

The Knight's Move
This year Stroom Den Haag kicked off 'The Knight's Move', a series of lectures by eminent international speakers who stand out by their unusual, enlightening and inspirational visions concerning the city, urbanity, the public domain, and community. Just as the knight moves in an atypical and unusual way across the chessboard, Stroom likewise wants to cut across all disciplines and thus stimulate rethinking the city.

This series of lectures is made possible by the financial support of the Netherlands Architecture Fund.

Archive 'The Knight's Move' 2009-present

Charles Avery during his lecture at Stroom
photo: Henk Augustijn
Charles Avery during his lecture at Stroom
photo: Henk Augustijn
Charles Avery, Untitled (Ducoli), 2006, pencil and gouache on paper
photo: Private collection, The Netherlands