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Oemoemenoe #4: Oval Window

broeder Dieleman, Janne van Gilst, Ingrid van de Linde, Syzygy

Group exhibition

25 July – 14 September 2024
Praathuisje Yerseke (Map)

Curator: Adriënne van der Werf

We cordially invite you to the opening and finissage of the fourth edition of ‘Oemoemenoe’. ‘Oemoemenoe’ is part of Vleeshal’s Local Nomadic Program in which contemporary artists are invited to develop a project in collaboration with local associations and businesses in Zeeland - sports clubs, swimming pools, hotels and restaurants.

For this fourth edition, Vleeshal invited the collective Syzygy (Brieke Drost, Mireille Tap en Veerle Melis) to create an exhibition with artists from Zeeland in a ‘praathuisje’ (translation: talking house) at the harbor in Yerseke. Syzygy invited artists Ingrid van de Linde, broeder Dieleman and Janne van Gilst and together they developed the exhibition Oval Window, which is on view at the ‘praathuisje’ from July 25 to September 14. The artworks in this exhibition are combined with photographs of boats that are collected by the men who use the house.

The title Oval Window is based on the part of the human auditory system of the same name. The oval window in our ear is essential for hearing, similar to how the ‘praathuisje’ is a window for stories and traditions of the local community. By collaborating with the users of the ‘praathuisje’ – mainly local (male) residents meet each other here to look at the harbor and the Oosterschelde – Syzygy and the artists they invited will bring new perspectives and dialogues to this special place.

The opening takes place on July 24 from 3 to 5pm in the presence of curator Adriënne van der Werf and all participating artists. During the finissage on September 14 from 3 to 5pm, the director of Vleeshal, Roos Gortzak will also be present.

You can visit the exhibition continuously during the months that it is open and you can see the exhibition from the outside. The users of the house are usually present from Monday until Saturday around 11:30 am and 3:30pm. If you're in luck, they are there during your visit and you can take a look inside.

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Oemoemenoe started in 2023 as part of the Local Nomadic Program. For Oemoemenoe, contemporary artists are invited to develop a project in collaboration with local associations and businesses in Zeeland - sports clubs, swimming pools, hotels, and restaurants. We bring visitors into contact with contemporary art in various special places in Zeeland and invite artists who give us possible directions on which way to go. They question, each in their own way, the accepted norm through their artistic practice.

Vleeshal is an internationally oriented center for contemporary art, rooted in Zeeland. In Zeeland Focus, Vleeshal highlights regional artists, takes part in and celebrates local contemporary art and culture.