urs moore and marc raven
2 June 2020 - 13 June 2020
BP opens again!
Our reality has changed since the Coronavirus outbreak. The impact of this invisible virus forces us to rethink our present existence and everything we take for granted. Our thinking, moving and acting is being reshaped. After three months of quarantine, doors to exhibitions are slowly reopening. As is the case for Bradwolff Projects, where Urs Moore and Marc Raven have joined forces to create the intimate and philosophical exhibition Yes No.
In the run-up to a larger festival ‘This storm will pass’, which Bradwolff Projects is organising in September 2020, a search has arisen for the power of artistic reflection; how the world around us is translated into art. This quest can be seen as the starting point in the work of Moore and Raven. Within the context of their shared way of reflecting on what they are making, they have been working on an exhibition that focuses on interpreting the ever-changing reality around us. The exhibition’s title Yes No stems from making choices as to what can and cannot be done, in art but also in the world around us.
Both Moore and Raven question how the experience of their work is intertwined with its creation. In a process-based approach, they navigate circumferentially to explore and investigate the content of their work. Because their work is created through an indirect process of reflection, physical as well as poetical layers emerge. Moore and Raven meet in a philosophical dialogue in which their work poses questions about their respective positions in the world around them.
Urs Moore (DE / USA, 1985) is a philosophically savvy painter who works with a desire for interpretation. Everything can serve as an ingredient for his work, and form follows the concept as he simultaneously embeds his choice of material in art history. From a painterly attitude, he leans on a curatorial ambition to transform paintings into narrative objects in the space.
The work of Marc Raven (NL, 1968) has an almost magical energy that sensitively approaches the viability of the material used. From a desire to get to grips with his process of working, new dilemmas constantly emerge. With an inquisitive gaze, he searches for autonomy in the painterly objects he works on.
Bradwolff Projects participates in UNLOCKED / RECONNECTED, that brings together a wide range of ‘houses for art’: museums, institutes for presentation, galleries, artists’ initiatives and corporate collections. The point of departure for Unlocked/Reconnected is the idea of solidarity, the will to reflect collectively on what home is. The initiative underlines the importance of art and culture in this global crisis. Visitors can access the website via a QRR code on their phone and find more information about the selected work, all participating locations and their artworks. Unlocked/Reconnected is an initiative of the galleries Dürst Brritt & Mavhew – The Hague and Tegenboschvanvreden- Amsterdam.