1 April 2014

      Shortlist Dutch pavilion at Venice Biennial 2015

    2. We are delighted to report that Frédérique Bergholtz with If I Can't Dance has been shortlisted by the Mondriaan Fonds for the Dutch pavilion at the Venice Biennial 2015. If I Can't Dance's proposal extends from its forthcoming programme and focuses on the relations between the body, the stage and politics. The artistic practices we are following in this context are those of Ansuya Blom, Yael Davids, Sara van der Heide, Suchan Kinoshita and Wendelien van Oldenborgh.

      We are in the great company of Roel Arkesteijn and Ellen Gallagher; Colin Huizing with Cees de Boer and herman de vries; Xander Karskens and Erik van Lieshout; and Hripsimé Visser and Rineke Dijkstra. 

      In late June the developed proposals of the shortlisted curators and artists are presented to the jury of Hester Alberdingk Thijm (director AkzoNobel Art Foundation), Saskia Bos (dean Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art), Aernout Mik (visual artist), Martijn van Nieuwehuyzen (curator Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam) and president Birgit Donker (director Mondriaan Fonds). They will select one of the proposals to represent The Netherlands at the Venice Biennial of 2015.
      1. Yael Davids, A Reading that Writes - a Physical Act II (2013), performance. Performed by Yael Davids and taisha paggett, REDCAT Los Angeles, 6 December 2013.
      2. Sara van der Heide, Mother Earth’s Breathing (2013), performance. Performed by Sara van der Heide, OCAT Shenzhen, 16 November 2013.
      3. Ansuya Blom, still from: Ysabel’s Table Dance (1987), 16 mm film, 6 min. Performed by Anita Lotichius, voice Reneé Glynne, scenario, direction and montage Ansuya Blom.
      1. Suchan Kinoshita, Loudspeaker (1994), performance. Performed by Frédérique Bergholtz, Suchan Kinoshita and Annie Fletcher, Frascati Amsterdam, 18 June 2008. Photo Sal Kroonenberg.
      2. Suchan Kinoshita demonstrates Klok to Igor Dobricic, Frascati Amsterdam, 18 June 2008. Photo Sal Kroonenberg.
      3. Wendelien van Oldenborgh, still from: Supposing I love you. And you also love me (2011), slide projection, 13 min. With Tariq Ramadan, Hanane Driouchgril, Alberto Mvila, Annye de Santos, Ahmed Chouyouhi and Janne van Eynde, camera Ben de Wandel, sound Jan Samson and Rob Entwistle, direction Wendelien van Oldenborgh.
      If I Can't Dance,
      I Don't Want to Be Part of
      Your Revolution