July 03—July 03, 2021

old love/new love walk with Robin Waart

old love/new love walk on Saturday, July 3 at 11:30 AM 

 

We are happy to invite you for a special walk on Saturday the 3rd of July at 11:30 AM organized in collaboration with rongwrong and lead by artist Robin Waart.

 

The walk opens up his current project old love/new love by physically connecting rongwrong and ROZENSTRAAT with the billboards spread around the city containing a selection of phrases about love that Waart collected from 160 films for his artist book EVOL/LOVE.

 

We will start by meeting at ROZENSTRAAT – where you can see one part of the double installation that Waart made on the occasion of the launch of EVOL/LOVE – and then move together through the city. There will be few reading-chatting stops around the billboards in an attempt to bring to live the multilayered psychogeography of Amsterdam. For example one of the billboards is next to the club De Trut on the Bilderdijk, a place filled with ephemeral traces of powerful, unconventional, and fragile relationships, bonds, and experiments for many inhabitants.

 

The last destination will be rongwrong, where we will have a ‘rose drink’, visit Waart’s installation and his guest curated exhibition For, after, to and because with works by Carel Blotkamp, Peter Downsbrough, Hermann Gabler, Pati Hill, Bunny Rogers, Mitchell Thar and Emily Wardill.

 

We will be strolling but comfortable shoes are advised upon discretion. The walk takes approximately two hours.

 

The radio broadcast evollove.nl accompanying the billboards, a screening of all 160 movies that make up EVOL/LOVE but without the picture (with a duration of 11 days, 19 hours, 26 minutes and 51 seconds) will be available for continuous listening until 3 July, 17:26:51, announced and framed by interventions in Het Parool on June 17 and this Thursday, 1 July.

 

Robin Waart’s work begins with the words of others. He uses repetition and collecting as a framework for projects with books, movie stills, photography and book pages to scratch at questions of (dis)continuity, what it means to do, and look at, the same thing over and over. Waart (NL/UK) lives and works in Amsterdam.

 

For more information about the project old love/new love click here and here!

 

 

EVOL/LOVE is made possible by the Mondriaan Fund, Harten Fonds, Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst and will be available at Rozenstraat and De Appel. Thanks to Baptiste Pinteaux, Nicole Huard, Air de Paris, Romainville and Société, Berlin