|Welcome to the wwwshow of
By Wapke Feenstra
Who says seeing only happens with the eyes? does
not look for answers but just shows the works of six artists,
whose work I encountered looking at contemporary art. Their
art stayed in my mind.
Within the conventions of the white cube the works
of these artists can be viewed unmediated. Nevertheless, the
way in which they address the public is very diverse. With wssohwte?
their attitudes and visions temporarily join forces, try to
make sense, focalize - and might eventually infuse their own
To loosen fixed meanings, one has to start by creating opportunities
for new meanings. For this, art offers a chance, mentally as
well as physically. Presenting works of art in a group show
offers the possibility for new lines of approach. It might change
(all too) obvious connections.
Meaning is always dependent on an act of the spectator. As such
it constitutes a moment of translation. And although everything
can be transported and translated to every corner
of the art world, the way seeing happens will always
have its roots in the place from which one starts.
The place where one happens to be.
And right now, thats within the space of a website, which
incorporates through design and programming the
information contained in the wssohwte? exhibitions
at TENT. and Galleri F15. Several writers have been asked to
write about the space taken up and evoked by wssohwte?
For information, questions or reactions, please mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rotterdam, November 2001
Concept of wssohwte? Wapke Feenstra email@example.com
Production wssohwte? Stichting Op Zuid, TENT.
Rotterdam and Galleri F15 Moss
Advisors Martijn Verhoeven, Jeanne van Heeswijk, Marianne
Maasland, the artists and the writers
Concept of this website Ariënne Boelens and Wapke
Design and creation of this website Ariënne Boelens
Editor Wapke Feenstra
Webadvisors Daniel Rodenburg, Martien Wijers, Frank de
Translation Dutch-English and English editing Martien
Copyrights Stichting op Zuid, Ariënne Boelens and
Texts The authors and/or Wapke Feenstra
Pictures and works The artists, Wapke Feenstra, Ariënne
Boelens and Arild H. Eriksen, Eivind Karlsen
Financial support TENT. Rotterdam, Galleri F15 Moss,
Mondriaan Foundation Amsterdam, Dutch Embassy Oslo, Utenriks
Departemanget Oslo, VSB-Fonds Utrecht, Fonds BKVB Amsterdam,
Austrian Embassy The Hague, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds Amsterdam,
Provincie Limburg Maastricht and Centre for Visual Arts Rotterdam.
The design of this website was made possible through a designer-project-grant
Ariënne Boelens received from the BKVB Fund in Amsterdam.
Also thanks for their support to Johan Siebers, Duende Aktiviteiten
and Kaus Australis in Rotterdam. And the technical staff of
TENT. and Galleri F15