Initiated by: Marjolijn Dijkman
Organised with: Museum de Paviljoens
With: Richard Wentworth, Marjolijn Dijkman Savage, Eric Van Hove, Melle Smets, Maurits Hertzberger, Frank Koolen, Sara Kolster, Derek Holzer, Marc Boon, Kristin Posehn, SoundTransit, Maarten Vanden Eynde and Julie Peeters.
Exhibition at: Museum de Paviljoens, Almere, NL
Localisms focused on the poetry in the street, the discovery of the (urban) landscape, unnoticed sounds, the investigative look, archives of image and sound, wanderlust and world travellers. The artists and designers participating in Localisms share a common interest in the singularities and peculiarities of specific locations.
The two workshops leading up to the exhibition explored similarities and differences in artists approaches towards particular daily encounters with our surroundings and questioned how to deal with collections of photographic observations.
The exhibition focused on the area F-7, the only plot of land in the heart of Almere that hasn’t been ruler drawn yet. It is home to temporary buildings and activities: youth housing, a coffee shop, a building materials storage site for the Municipality of Almere, youngsters, school for lower secondary professional education Villa Parkhurst, De Muur – Almere’s graffiti hotspot, carnival trailers and Museum De Paviljoens.