Matt Stokes: "Up Close and Personal" De Hallen Haarlem, Haarlem, NL
Image: Matt Stokes, Jubilee Dancer, 2011, 16mm B/W film with audio, Duration 01:30 minutes, looped (MS0053)
Courtesy of the artist and Workplace Gallery, UK
Up Close and Personal
De Hallen Haarlem
13th December 2014 - 1st March 2015
Sven Augustijnen (BE) Jo Baer (US) Rosa Barba (IT) Thierry De Cordier (BE) Eamonn Harnett (NL) David Hammons (US) Dorota Jurczak (PL) Hassan Khan (UK) Meiro Koizumi (JP) Steve McQueen (UK) George Minne (BE) Matt Stokes (UK) Wolfgang Tillmans (DE) Taocheng Wang (CN)
Affect is central to Up Close and Personal. Art has the ability to immediately touch the viewer, a sensation preceding language and thought. This affective power, which cannot easily be described, is increasingly fading into the background in these times dominated by technology, rationalism and efficiency. The artists in Up Close and Personal deal with the theme of 'affect' in various ways, and the intimate (wordless) dialogue between viewer and work takes centre stage.
Workplace Gallery is a contemporary art gallery run by artists.
Based in Gateshead UK, Workplace Gallery represents a portfolio of emerging and established artists through the gallery programme, curatorial projects and international art fairs.