Another Reality. After Lina Bo Bardi: 'in progress' events

6 - 22 April 2016
Location: Stroom Den Haag, Hogewal 1-9, The Hague

The exhibition Another Reality. After Lina Bo Bardi already starts with Display Show, on view at Stroom thru 3 April. From 6 April Display Show will gradually transform into Another Reality, through a public program, temporary installations and talks (in co-creation with Céline Condorelli). This ‘in progress' phase will lay the foundation for the exhibition and the rest of the program. During the In Progress phase the short films Neue Museen (2011) and Everything Made Bronze (2013) by Graham Ellard & Stephen Johnstone will be shown in the basement.

All three events will be accompanied by the performance 'String Too Short To Be Saved' by Martin la Roche (read more about Martin la Roche at the bottom of this page).

Thursday 7 April 2016, 20 hrs
Lecture Manuel Raeder

Manuel Raeder will talk about Lina Bo Bardi's love for the body in space - activating architecture - and about her spirit in relation to Hélio Oiticica, Tropicalia and Rogério Duarte. >> read more

Wednesday 13 April 2016, 20 hrs
Lecture Mike Cooter

Putting it in the window. Some thoughts on display mechanisms and enclosure
Mike Cooter will look at the intertwined relationship of art, design and architecture with regards to display strategies, the structured encounter and acts of enclosure. >> read more

Sunday 17 April 2016, 12.00-15.30 hrs
Brunch + Céline Condorelli & Conversation Piece i.c.w. 1646

Stroom and 1646 join forces to organize a Brazilian brunch with coffee, music , performances and talks with and by Céline Condorelli, Martin La Roche, Maaike Lauwaert and Eric Peters.
Céline Condorelli will tell more about the choreography of the 'In Progress' phase and about her contribution to the exhibition.
The program starts at Stroom, 12.00 to 14.00 hrs and continues at 1646 from 14.00 to 15.30 hrs
>> read more

Martin la Roche
His performance String Too Short To Be Saved consists of an unfolding performance and installation that displays a collection of objects that have been gathered through different encounters in the past years. This practice is conceived as a way of understanding previous collections and ideas. The Archive of the Planet initiated by French banker Albert Kahn, between 1910 and 1930, led this inquiry to the collection of everyday objects in Salvador by Italian-Brazilian architect Lina Bo Bardi in the 1960s. Both collections were folded into crates and forgotten for many years due to different circumstances. How do we deal with these practices in the present context? Martin La Roche asks, while physically unfolding objects and images from boxes.
Martin La Roche (1988, Santiago Chile, lives and works in Amsterdam) studied Visual Arts at the University of Chile in Santiago. In 2015 he completed a postgraduate program at the Jan Van Eyck Academie in Maastricht, the Netherlands. His practice explores the possibilities of using different constellations of objects to narrate stories. Part of this research has been done as part of the White Elephant Bibliotheke, a conceptual library project that imagines different ways of organizing and accessing certain groups of data.