Sunday 7 July 2019, 11 am – 3 pm
Sunday 4 August 2019, 11 am – 3 pm
The house of Yolanda and Harrie Roosen (Map)
Curator: Roos Gortzak
With Rooms of Now Vleeshal invites Middelburgers to open up one or more rooms of their house for an intervention of an artist. After a successful first edition with Dutch artist Maurice van Es, the opening of the second edition, an intervention by Eulàlia Garcia Valls in the house of Yolanda and Harrie Roose, took place on June 2.
During her first visit Eulàlia was impressed by Yolanda and Harrie’s studio on the first floor. "This specific room has my interests, because it is full of personal belongings that contain memories, things that are stored in order to be remembered. For me, this project is related to the desire of holding onto things, yet the impossibility of capturing all." The installation, specially developed for this project, consists of an audio piece and an architectural intervention and was officially opened on Sunday June 2 in the presence of the artist and Yolanda and Harrie.
Rooms of Now is a project series in which an (inter)national artist is invited to create an artistic intervention in people's homes, in Middelburg. The title is borrowed from a photography project from the artist Maurice van Es, who realised the first edition of Rooms of Now. The series took place from 2019-2022.
Rooms of Now is the follow up of the public program So You Don't Get Lost in the Neighborhood.
In 2015 Vleeshal kicked of its Nomadic Program, as an extension of its existing exhibition program in Middelburg. In its Nomadic Program Vleeshal goes on tour, organising exhibitions and other events in collaboration with venues in the Netherlands and abroad, such as Art Rotterdam, Amsterdam Art Weekend, the Spring Performance Festival, WIELS Art Book Fair, Brussels and Poppositions, Brussels.
This project was made possible by the generous support of the Mondriaan Fund and the municipality of Middelburg.