De Fluyt en de Hoi – Introduction
Paul Elliman & guests
2019 – 2020
De Fluyt en de Hoi is a programme developed and guided by Paul Elliman, for which he has asked a group of artists to respond to his directive to explore the life of Rib’s building along with the Charlois neighborhood and the city surrounding it. Throughout the course of the year, the group will overlap and contribute collectively to the functioning of the building and its outer extensions as a developing social composition within and as part of its environment.
Based around a specific street address and what happens within and nearby, De Fluyt en de Hoi attempts to extend a motivating interest that Elliman shares with the participating artists, “that art can appear in the functioning form of any of those parts of the world that it might claim to be reporting or establishing a connection with”.
De Fluyt en de Hoi is supported by Gemeente Rotterdam, Mondriaan Fund, Prins Bernhard Culture Fund.
Paul Elliman (1961, UK) is an artist based in London. His work questions the role of language as a filter for economic productivity, following many of its social and technological guises, through which the languages of the body emerge as part of a direct correspondence with other visible forms and sounds of the city. His work has been exhibited internationally in many solo and group exhibitions, including Century City, the inaugural exhibition for Tate Modern, London, UK (2001), Unmonumental at the New Museum, New York, USA (2008); Ecstatic Alphabets at MoMA, New York, USA (2012) Body Alive with Signals at Objectif Antwerp (2014); As You Said at KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, (2017); and Beautiful World Where Are You? at Liverpool Biennial (2018). He is also participating in Post Opera, the current exhibition at TENT, Rotterdam, with a live performed work titled How we learn the old songs.