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Open Doors Day / Three Exchanges / Salon MoCA / 4.2.15. from 12pm till 8pmTalk programs | 04.03.2015
Open Doors Day / Three Exchanges
Salon of the Museum of Contemporary Art, 14 Pariska street
March 4, 2015 from 12 pm till 8 pm
On this day curator of the exhibition Zoran Erić will tell you everything about exhibition Three Exchanges.
This solo exhibition is a result of collaboration between Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam and The Museum of Contemporary Art Belgrade.
Curators: Jelle Bouwhuis (SMBA) and Zoran Erić (MoCA).
In three recent video installations, Zachary Formwalt focuses on the architecture of the new OMA-designed Shenzhen Stock Exchange, and the Amsterdam stock and commodities exchange designed at the end of the nineteenth century by the socialist architect, H.P. Berlage. The architecture of the stock exchanges offers a pretext to a profound investigation into the limitations of photography to represent capital and into the interrelationships between financial capitalism and image making.
Formwalt's work has become specifically topical due to the worldwide credit crisis of 2007 and the impact of finance and the mechanics of financial capitalism on our economies and our social life. An important and recurrent concern in Formwalt's work is that material outcomes of economic and social processes, such as architectural constructions, can be captured and visualized, but the very financial processes underlying this outcome remain elusive. His photography and especially video work does not rely on images alone, but is usually accompanied with a voice-over, to deal in a substantial way with the complex entanglements of history, capitalism and image making. By juxtaposing images and sounds, Formwalt demonstrates that history, in some ways similar to financial transactions, appears to be insubstantial, almost transparent, despite the fact that various consequences can be observed through the lens.
Zachary Formwalt (1979, Georgia, U.S.A.) studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and at Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois. In 2008 and 2009 he was a resident at the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam. He has had solo exhibitions at the Kunsthalle in Basel (2009), ar/ge kunst Galerie Museum in Bolzano (2011), Casco—Office for Art, Design and Theory, Utrecht (2010) and Kiosk, Ghent (2013). He has participated in group exhibitions such as 'Monumentalism' at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (2010), 'End of Money' in Witte de With, Rotterdam (2011), 'Homo Economicus' at Cabinet Gallery, London (2012) and in Steirischer Herbst, Graz: 'Liquid Assets' (2013). His work is held by several institutional collections, such as the Netherlands Photo Museum and the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.
The exhibition will run from March 22 in the Salon of the MoCA in 14 Pariska St., every working day from 12:00 to 20:00, except Tuesdays.
The project is supported by Mondriaan Fund and Stichtung Ammodo.