No You Won’t Be Naming No Buildings After Me

NO YOU WON’T BE NAMING NO BUILDINGS AFTER ME is a group exhibition at TENT with works by Kader Attia, Kristina Benjocki, Marcel van den Berg, Alexis Blake, Aslan Gaisumov, Quinsy Gario & Glenda Martinus, Yoeri Guépin, Gert Jan Kocken, Dana Lixenberg, Taus Makhacheva, Uriel Orlow, Pieter Paul Pothoven, Bert Scholten and Aimée Zito Lema. Curated by Vincent van Velsen

TENT, Rotterdam

opening: July 11, 7 – 9 pm

exhibition: July 12 – September 22

In NO YOU WON’T BE NAMING NO BUILDINGS AFTER ME, guest curator Vincent van Velsen investigates, in collaboration with an international group of artists, modes of commemoration and embodied legacies. Monuments, street names and official holidays represent a limited and often problematic perspective on histories and people that should not be forgotten. This exhibition questions formal expressions of commemoration and explores different methods of keeping memories alive.

In this respect, public space can be perceived as the physical manifestation of a communal archive. However, memory and commemoration can be materialised in various ways, especially when it comes to people and narratives who are not physically represented in the public domain or willing to be an identifiable part of collective memory. This exhibition addresses different, often immaterial manners in which legacies can be passed, as well as modes in which people and knowledge continue to live on, despite of alleged oblivion or denial. Throughout, the body functions as an essential vessel of knowledge as much as a bearer of experience: it is a medium for memory and a beacon of legacies lived.

Work in process image of melting down brass mountings of 17th and 18th century Dutch East Indian Company (VOC) shipping chests for the installation facade suspended. Next to new work, this installation will be on display at NO YOU WON’T BE NAMING NO BUILDINGS AFTER ME

also on view:

Silent Dinner (2015) was acquired by the Fries Museum in 2016. It is currently on view in the exhibition Collected Works, a Look Behind The Scenes with works by amongst others Katja Mater and Oscar Santillan. After this exhibition Silent Dinner will be permanently on view in the adjacent Resistance Museum.

Fries Museum

April 20, 2019 –  September 15, 2019

Leeuwarden, NL

Laguard (2010) is on view at The AkzoNobel Art Foundation in Amsterdam. It is part of the exhibition Common Ground with works  by Isaac Julien, Charles Avery, Otobong Nkanga, Michael Wolf, Guido van der Werve, Esiri Erheriene-Essi, Xiaoxiao Xu amongst others.

AkzoNobel Art Foundation

April 20, 2018 – 

Amsterdam, NL


All the works that are part of these exhibitions are made possible with the generous support of the Mondriaan Fund, Amsterdamse Fund for the Arts, Stokroos Foundation and Fonds Kwadraat