24 Hours with Cesare Pietroiusti
Cesare Pietroiusti with Christiaan Weijts, Yasser Ballemans, Lotus Rooijakkers, Jorne Vriens, Vinod Singh, Baruch Gottlieb, Kianoosh Motallebi, Bruno Setola, Leontine Coelewij, Filippo Tocchi, Karima Boudou & Nienke Terpsma.
12.11.2021 — 13.11.2021
Christiaan Weijts
Christiaan Weijts (1976) is a writer and columnist for NRC. His novels, such as ‘Art. 285b’ and ‘Euforie’ (Euphoria) have been awarded several times and nominated for important prizes. In his work he often makes connections with other art forms and disciplines, from dance and music to visual art. For example, his most recent novel, ‘Furore’ (2020), is about Picasso's stay in the Netherlands, told from a dystopian point of view.

Yasser Ballemans
Beeldend kunstenaar Yasser Ballemans (1981) is geïnteresseerd in de rol van kunst in rituelen, zoals optochten, kampvuren, carnaval en herdenkingen. Hij onderzoekt hoe ornamenten, versieringen en ‘ouderwetse’ technieken op een eigentijdse manier kunnen worden ingezet. Zijn monumentale beelden in de openbare ruimte staan onder andere in Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Nieuwegein, Utrecht en het Arnhemse Paleis van Justitie. Ballemans heeft verschillende solotentoonstellingen gehad, waaronder Museum de Fundatie, Onomatopee, Park en Galerie Joey Ramone en groepstentoonstellingen in China, Curaçao, Engeland, Frankrijk en Zuid-Korea. Naast zijn werk als beeldend kunstenaar is Ballemans curator, ondernemer, docent en producent in de kunstwereld.

Lotus Dali Rooijakkers
Based in Leiden, the city where she was born and raised, Lotus Dali Rooijakkers (1997) is active as a visual artist in several cities. After completing her graphic design studies in Rotterdam, Rooijakkers went on to study visual arts at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. She continues to do so to this day. For her upcoming graduation project, she will be using different types and sizes of fire extinguishers, which she will bring to life. In her work, she focuses on objects that many people overlook and puts them in a different context. Rooijakkers describes her way of life with the following saying: 'A jack of all trades, master of none. But oftentimes better than a master of one'.

Jorne Vriens
Jorne Vriens (1991) is an art historian. After completing a master's degree in modern and contemporary art in 2016, he writes about art as a freelancer. Besides interviews with artists and curators, these are mainly reviews of exhibitions. For online magazine ‘Hard//Hoofd’ he oversees the art editorial team, and is helping out other authors in their writing. As a volunteer he is involved in the Dutch chapter of AICA, the association for art critics. Since September 2021 he teaches about cultural heritage at the Reinwardt Academy in Amsterdam.

Vinod Singh
Vinod Singh is a (communication)advisor in the arts and culture. He was pivotal in the foundation of BIRD, a jazz venue in the center of Rotterdam and worked with New York graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister to promote the feature documentary ‘The Happy Film’. As a policy advisor Vinod Singh works with The Rotterdam and national council for arts and culture and he is a member of the supervisory boards of a Tale of a Tub, a intersectional ecological exhibition space in Rotterdam and BIMhuis, a jazz venue in Amsterdam.

Mischa Andriessen
Mischa Andriessen (1970) is a poet. So far he has published five books of poetry, of which the most recent, Het Drogsyndicaat, appeared this year. His work has been awarded various prizes, including the C. Buddingh’ Prize and the Jan Campert Prize. Andriessen writes on visual art and music for among others Het Financieele Dagblad and Trouw. He also published various articles and essays in magazines, monographs and catalogues. For West he previously wrote the essay Treffen / Meeting, which appeared in 2016.

Kianoosh Motallebi
Kianoosh Motallebi is an artist. Motallebi’s objects and installations use science and scientific principles as a context to explore art and existentialist questions about men's existence. His works often define a larger context which both the viewer and the work inhabit. This larger context creates a space to challenge and explore the interconnection of everyday experience of mans surroundings and the physical laws that govern them. Motallebi completed his Masters in Arts at the Slade School of fine Art in London. He currently lives in Amsterdam where he has finished a two year residency at the Rijksakademie van Beelden Kunsten.

Bruno Setola
Bruno Setola is a Game Thinker; he looks at daily interactions between people as games. By looking at these through the glasses of a game designer we can see ways to make them more fun, fair and engaging. Bruno consults organizations on the participatory process that is needed to improve these ‘games’ with the people that play them. Only by making the needs and motivations of these players tangible can we effectively apply the best ideas from games and reimagine the game of living, learning and working together.

Leontine Coelewijn
Leontine Coelewij is senior curator of Modern and Contemporary Art in the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. She is currently working on the exhibitions Yto Barrada (scheduled to open in 2022) and Ana Lupas (2023), and coordinating the new displays of the Stedelijk Museum collection 1945-1980 and 1980-present. Coelewij studied Art History at the University of Amsterdam, where she received her MA degree with honours in 1988. From 1990 to 1992 she was curator of Museum Fodor, Amsterdam. In 1993 she initiated Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam, the department of the Stedelijk Museum specialized in contemporary art from Amsterdam.

Filippo Tocchi
Filippo Tocchi is an artist and writer living and working between Amsterdam and Turin. His text based works play with modes of authenticity and transgression of self and society. He's part of the collective MRZB with whom he has recently exhibited in spaces such as Bologna.cc, Associazione Barriera, MACAO, TRIPLA, Gelateria Sogni di Ghiaccio and with whom he began a programme of exhibitions and events in their self-built studio located on the banks of the river Stura, in the northern suburb of Turin.

Karima Boudou
Karima Boudou (1987) is a Scientific Collaborator at the Bern University of the Arts (HKB), an art historian and curator who lives and works in Brussels. Trained in art history (Montpellier, Rennes) and philosophy (Nanterre), she participated in the Curatorial Training Programme at De Appel, Amsterdam, in 2012–13. In the past eight years, she has organized research projects, exhibitions, conferences, and publications in Europe and Morocco. Her work intersects theoretically and practically with postcolonial theory and the reactualization of archives and decentered histories of modern and contemporary art, considering strategically the politics of vision and visibility in art history. Boudou has lectured about the writers Jean Genet and Mohamed Leftah and the artists Glenn Ligon, Danh Vo, Dave McKenzie, and David Hammons. She has written for exhibition catalogs (Mu.ZEE, Ostend, Belgium; Le Cube, Rabat, Morocco) and magazines (Mousse, Ibraaz, rekto:verso, Metropolis M). Her recent scholarship from the Collège des Bernardins in Paris focused on the oeuvre of American painter Beauford Delaney.

Lorenzo Balbi
Lorenzo Balbi (1982) is the artistic director of MAMbo - Museo d'Arte Moderna di Bologna and Head of the Modern and Contemporary Art Area of Istituzione Bologna Musei. After graduating in Conservation of Cultural Heritage at Ca' Foscari University in Venice, he specialized in Contemporary Art at the University of Turin. From 2006 to 2017 at Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, she taught Curatorial Methodology at Campo corso per curatori, coordinated the Residency for Young Foreign Curators and organized several exhibition projects. In 2019 he curated a large scale solo exhibition with Cesare Pietroiusti at MAMbo.