Toen Kaselaar | retrospective exhibition Koen Taselaar

  • September 7, 2018 - October 21, 2018
    8:00 pm - 7:00 pm
07/09 – 21/10 Roodkapje | Delftseplein 39, Rotterdam
Toen Kaselaar | retrospective exhibition of Koen Taselaar
Opening: Friday September 7 from 20:00 | entrance free

This autumn, Roodkapje presents a retrospective of the work of Rotterdam-based artist Koen Taselaar. Roodkapje represents a progressive program, lifestyle and inclusive attitude in working with artists, audiences and our community. In Koen Taselaar’s practice, various media and subcultural expressions unite. Roodkapje is proud to exhibit the first retrospective of this artist’s work.
The exhibition Toen Kaselaar highlights a decade of the work of Koen Taselaar. In Roodkapje’s large exhibition space, all media in which the artist operated over the last ten years are shown.
More specifically, Toen Kaselaar extracts three elements of the work of Koen Taselaar. His play with different languages; often words and texts are mangled, re-aligned and intertwined. His work also shows an abundance of seriality. Graphic elements from different cultures are used and re-used in sculptures, drawings and paintings. A good example are Taselaar’s ongoing series of Imaginary Band drawings, that started in 2008. A third key-element in the works is locality. During his travels abroad and in his hometown Taselaar documents and implements found graphic elements, techniques and languages. These elements of acquiring and using information are visible in multiple layers and in different media of the artist’s work. In the exhibition this is visualized in Taselaar’s pictures, publications, paintings, drawings and sculptures
During Toen Kaselaar, Roodkapje organized the two-day festival Imaginary Band Land. On October 12 and 13 the entire building is transformed into a festival area with three stages, on which bands perform under one of Taselaar’s imaginary band names. The festival orginates from the series of illustrations the artist made for fictive albums, tours and concerts.

Koen Taselaar (Rotterdam, 1986) graduated at the Willem de Kooning Academy in 2008 and was exhbited in Subbacultcha! (Amsterdam), KRETS (Malmö), Museum Boijmans van Beuningen (Rotterdam) en MMCA (Seoul). Taselaar was nominated for the Volkskrant Beeldende Kunstprijs and had a solo exhibition at Boijmans van Beuningen Museum in Rotterdam. Toen Kaselaar is his first retrospective exhibition.
Roodkapje’s motto +Ultras represents art as a dynamic action, manifesting the cross-over of disciplines to connect and promote talent. We dedicate our future towards the + as an open community of ambitious artistic pioneers.
For the exhibition Toen Kaselaar, Roodkapje received a grant from the experimental regulation for artists’ fees by the Mondriaan Fund.