Installation view   AHY-KON-UH-KLAS-TIK  Museum intervention, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhove 15 September - 31 December 2017



Set within an immersive wall painting the installation, Ahy-kon-uh-klas-tik combines a trans-historical selection of works from the Van Abbemuseum’s collection, sculpture and assemblages by the artist, rarely seen documents and publications from the museum’s library as well as the artist’s own extensive archives that focus on popular and official documents relating to colonial and stereotyped agendas of the global south. Read more.

Ahy-kon-uh-klas-tik has a number of key modernist works form the collection, including Pablo Picasso’s Buste de Femme (1946). Brook Andrew has a particular relationship with the mythology of Picasso and his engagement with cultures from the colonies, which here he aims to undo by placing it on its side as Wilfredo Lam’s Le Marchand D’Oiseaux (1962) looks on in curious voyeurism. These paintings, as with works by El Lissitzky, Anna Boghiguian, Yael Bartana, Gabriel Orozco, Nilbar Gures, Keith Piper, Mike Kelley or Gilbert and George will be hung in constellations over an expansive wall painting and large inflatable sculpture.  Read more.
For more information on the artworks featured in the exhibition please see the exhibition sheet.

Ahy-kon-uh-klas-tik is part of the Van Abbemuseum research programme Deviant Practice, concluded in 2017 with a international symposium.

AHY-KON-UH-KLAS-TIK. Curated by Nick Aikens. Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Holland15 September - 31 December 2017.