Coming up and going on:
The Reading by Osmosis book is out!
Garage Rotterdam, 7 maart 2020, 20.00 uur Brandstof x Museumnacht010
The evening starts off with a short lecture by animal ethicist Willem Vermaat, after which artist Jessica Segall will talk about her displayed work ‘Uncommon Intimacy’, a film in which the artist swims with wild animals. The evening will be concluded with a talk between Edo Dijksterhuis and Semâ Bekirovic, focusing on her book ‘Reading by Osmosis’, in which she gathers work by non-human ‘artists’ such as animals, wind, fire, seaweed, and time.
We Like Art Interview
We Like Art sells prints from the Reading by Omsosis book.
Review in NRC Handelsblad by Bianca Stigter about Animalia and Reading by Osmosis 13-02-20 (Dutch)
Animalia at Garage Rotterdam
February 1 – April 19 2020
Artists: Semâ Bekirovic, Melanie Bonajo, Tom Claassen, Niek Hendrix, Idiots, Juul Kraijer, Paul Kooiker, Francesco Merlini, Femmy Otten, Khvay Samnang, Charlotte Schleiffert, Jessica Segall, Simon Wald-Lasowski. Curated by Imke Ruigrok
“Bekirovic’s work is best described as playful conceptualism. Like reality, it’s a universe of temporary constellations wherein objects, people, animals and/or chemical reactions trigger one another into acting out their parts in a play directed by coincidence. Bekirovic creates a field of tension between the parameters she defines and her subject’s personal agenda. She eschews a hands-on, interfering approach, allowing her subject to co-author the work.”
Semâ Bekirović studied at the Rietveld Academie and the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam. Her work has been exhibited at De Appel (Amsterdam), Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam), Hayward Gallery Project Space (London), Dutch Culture Institute (Shanghai) and on Times Square (NYC).
Reading by Osmosis, Nature Interprets Us:
Art of Encounter, at ICI Berlin. With Michael Marder and Dan Liu.
The book Reading by Osmosis can be ordered at:
Things that blow my mind for various reasons. A selection of research images for Mister Motley Salon
Article by Saskia Isabella, Maria Korsten, Partaker Agency: Entanglement of agencies in artworks by Bekirovic and Abramović.
Kunst is Lang Radio (in Dutch):
A Selection of Articles
Many people and organizations have contributed to my work over the years, I would like to thank :
Roos van As
Ton de Vreede
Jan van Agteren
Kerem Ozan Bayraktar
Inez en Wessel Bezemer
Dijnselburg Zwembad in Zeist
Marcel Horck/ BEEZZZZ
Gemeente Amsterdam Zuid
and many others