Floating Land and Still Lives

Opening: 07 June 6-9pm
Exhibition open: 07/06 – 22/06
During Exhibition open every Thu-Fri-Sat

One creates two, two creates three and three creates many. Three is creation and a will to create further. Creation is a happening, that happens and then happens again, floating in time and space. Time that becomes stillness and motion and space that is a house of beings, all creations….. creation within its createdness, still and floating, an anchor suspended, continuous.

Floating land and still lives is in a way a happening, in which myriad creatures, sentient lives and density of a placed stone strive to imagine a new world order.

‘Floating land and still lives’ is a group exhibition of three artists; Ehsan Ul Haq, Iqra Tanveer and Leonardiansyah Allenda. The project comprises of installations and sculptures that exist in a responsive dialogue with each other and the surrounding area of Amsterdam East. Each artist in the project, through their individual artistic concerns collaborates to find discreet conversations by unusual juxtapositions in materials, subjects and thoughts.

Ehsan Ul Haq born in 1983 in Lahore, Pakistan, works with sculptural forms that question their own inherent content, making, and object hood. Stripping away their histories, their functionality, and context, he engages the viewer with a new guidebook of perceptions for existing objects/meanings. His notable exhibitions include “Survival kit” annual contemporary art festival in Riga Latvia, “An Age of Our Own Making” Images festival Holbaek, Denmark 2016, “Back in 5 minutes”, Martin Van Zomeren, Amsterdam Netherlands, “No Real Body”: 3rd Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art, Yekaterinburg Russia 2015, “VOID: there’s nothing more left, but a little trace from human beings”, Ginkgo Space, Beijing China, Moscow International Biennale For Young Art, Moscow 2012, and ‘The Rising Tide’ at the Mohatta Palace Museum, Pakistan 2010. He has been a resident artist at Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten 2014-2015. He currently receives a grant “Werkbijdrage Bewezen Talent” from Mondriaan Fonds Netherlands.

Iqra Tanveer born in 1983, Karachi, Pakistan is currently based in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Working with video, photo and objects in her installations, Tanveer has participated in several group and solo exhibitions across Pakistan, India, UAE, Italy and Hong Kong and Netherlands. She has recently completed her residency program at Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Netherlands, 2017.She has been a participant in Colombo Biennale, Sri Lanka, 2016 and a part of the exhibition “Whorled Explorations” at Kochi Muziris Biennial, India. She has also exhibited her works at Moscow Museum of Modern Art in a solo show titled Between Earth and Sky. She currently receives a grant “Werkbijdrage Bewezen Talent” from Mondriaan Fonds Netherlands.

Leonardiansyah Allenda is born in 1984, in Indonesia. Allenda’s practice complicates notions of art, agency, interior and other crafts, centered to the body and perception of space in addressing his personal inquiries on infrastructure of cultural and capital values. Allenda has recently completed the Rijksakademie residency in 2017. His work was presented in solo show Bertimbang Taruh, at Cemeti Art House, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Selected group exhibitions include Asian Art Biennial, National Museum of Fine Art, Taichung, Taiwan; Kathmandu Triennale, ‘The City’, Nepal; Jogja Calling, 4A Center for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney, Australia; Biennale Jakarta, ‘Maju Kena Mundur Kena’, Jakarta; ‘High Water’ Fukutake house project, Shodoshima, Japan.

Ehsan Ul Haq, Iqra Tanveer and Leonardiansyah Allenda are kindly supported for this exhibition by Stichting Stokroos.
Corridor Project Space is supported by Gemeente Amsterdam.