BASSE STITTGEN x NEVER FULLY SEEN
September 16, 2021 - October 16, 2021
iso amsterdam invites you to the opening reception of Basse Stittgen’s “Never Fully Seen”, on September 17th.
The exhibition is on view from the 16th of September to the 16th of October.
There are countless notions and associations connected to blood, the most substantial being life and death, blood can symbolize both and worlds in between.It tells a thousand stories, steeped in meaning and mysticism. Yet, the very real narrative of animal blood as a by-product and waste remains untold. The slaughterhouse industry is one of the most resource intensive in the world, yet it remains almost invisible – this disconnection makes it difficult to create a common ground to talk about the ethics of production and consumption. The work of Basse Stittgen aims to mend this broken thread through offering a platform for reflection in regards to the animal-human relationship by physicalizing invisible streams of matter. All the objects shown in the exhibition are made 100% from discarded animal blood without any additives.
The work of Basse Stittgen is positioned at the intersection of design, art and material research. It stems from a fascination for material, how it can be created, applied, used / re-used and questioned. This approach might lead to investigations into production cycles, or become a tool to unfold hidden narratives and potentials embedded in matter. Basse graduated from the Design Academy Eindhoven in 2017 and since then his work has been exhibited at the V&A Museum, the NGV Melbourne and the 13th Shanghai Biennale of Architecture. It is part of the collection of the MAK Vienna and the Wellcome Collection.
On the occasion of the Design-Route Glue Amsterdam
Opening reception 17th September
18:00 – 22:00
with a performance by
Jasmine Karimova at 20:00
We will finish the reception with some music and drinks!
Additional program: Basse Stittgen: artist presents + studio visit 18th September 15:00
Supported by Stimuleringsfonds