Stephen Friedman Gallery is pleased to announce that gallery artist Kendell Geers will be taking part in the biennale, Manifesta 9, held in Genk, Limburg, Belgium. Manifesta 9 will present an international selection of contemporary artists and the exhibition will consist of an impressive collection of historical works, displaying the rich mining heritage in a surprising and innovative way to both local and international audiences.
Curator Cuauhtémoc Medina (Mexico City) developed the concept for Manifesta 9, addressing the social and societal impact of the recent past in Limburg. The exhibition The Deep of the Modern will be presented as a triptych. For the first section, 35 international contemporary artists are invited to create new work, paying heed to regional context, linking the local theme with global issues. The art historical section provides an overview of works of art from the 19th and 20th Centuries, with the impact of the coal industry as their subject. The third section focuses on the extensive legacy that the Limburg mining industry has left behind.
29 June - 30 September 2012