23.08.19 – 30.08.19
Using photography, sculpture, drawing, text, glass, video, and painting, Hansma explores the notions of the in-between, the liminal, and the nearly articulate. For him, a photograph might be created over months, a glasswork’s borders could extend to being installed in transitory architectural spaces, a curtain might slow down an exhibition, providing a soft cut, moved by a light breeze from outside air. In his work, language (and the loss of language) plays a key role in thinking through the politics of aesthetics, the body and presentation.
The title - When it Comes to Certain Rooms - was inspired by Van Doesburg’s house and studio where no standard measurements were applied to the design of the building. Hansma worked with what he termed a softer standard in opposition to so-called harder universal standards which were being promoted by Van Doesburg’s modernist contemporaries at the time.
Monday - Friday, 14:00 - 17:00
JASON HENDRIK HANSMA
(b. 1988, Pakistan) completed a Master of Fine Art at the Piet Zwart Institute and was a participant at the Jan van Eyck. He is also the co-director of Shimmer (along with curator Eloise Sweetman), an exhibition space in the shipping port of Rotterdam.