— Delphine Bedel


Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Besançon, 2010
Exhibition curated by Philippe Terrier Hermann.

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2nd to 4th October 2009
P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, NY

The complete edition of the Publications Project is on view at The NY Art Book Fair, in the Project Room of Werkplaats Typographie.

Printed Matter, the world’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to publications made by artists, presents the fourth annual Art Book Fair. The Fair hosts over 200 international presses, booksellers, antiquarian dealers, and independent artist/publishers presenting a diverse range of the best in contemporary art publications. This extraordinarily democratic and far-reaching project brings together ground-breaking and unique exhibitors, speakers, and events from twenty-one countries.

Printer Matter Project Rooms:
Werkplaats Typographie (Arnhem), the Dutch super-school, brings all 17 students to New York City to undertake an onsite project: an exhibition/project/event/book stall. The complete edition of the 2009 Publications Project -published by the Dutch Art Institute and edited by Delphine Bedel- will be presented.

Gallery 360 (Tokyo) presents JAPANESE POP THEN & NOW, with works by Kiyoshi Awazu, Suzy Amakane, Keiji Ito, Erika Kobayashi, Yutaka Kuriyama, Keiichi Tanaami, Tadanori Yokoo, and Aquirax Uno. Dexter Sinister (New York), Peres Projects/DADDY THE MAGAZINE (Berlin, Los Angeles) present Bruce LaBruce. Electronic Arts Intermix (New York) presents a new video program.
Printed Matter presents a special exhibition of books and posters by Richard Prince, as well as The Contemporary Artists Books Conference, cosponsored with the Art Libraries Society of New York (ARLIS/NY); and The Classroom, a full-schedule of informal artist talks, performances, and screenings.


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18 September – 18 October 2009
De Brakke Ground, Amsterdam

Presentation of the road movie ‘From the Sidelines – A journey on Route 66’, and a selection of photographs from my journey to America.

THE LAST SESSION: focuses on the aesthetics of endism. Endism in our culture embraces many forms, and partially touches everyone’s life in its connection with death. Endism is an attitude as much as a myth, a sense of foreboding as much as a given story, an orientation to ultimate concerns as much as a commitment to a specific end time narrative. Endism describes the future location and deepest yearnings of the self. Endism is process and vision. It cuts against all logic, is usually mystical, and may become magical. The exhibition will bring together the work of an international selection of artists whose work relates to the broadly interpreted theme of Endism.

With Tomas Adolfs, Stephan Balleux, Paulien Barbas, Delphine Bedel, Staffan Björk, Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries, Fia Cielen, Christine Clinckx, Martha Colburn, Orpheu de Jong, Hadassah Emmerich, Fienden, Andrea Galvani, Tony Garifalakis, Joris Ghekiere, ioulex, Experimental Jetset, Gert Jan Kocken, Matthias Kreutzer, Alexandra Leykauf, Jen Liu, Liesbeth Marit, Kalle Mattsson, Oskar Nilsson, Nick Oberthaler, Dear Reader, Rafael Rozendaal, Kalle Runeson, Etta Säfve, Steve Schepens, Jens Schildt, Seher Shah, Helmut Stallaerts, Tarja Szaraniec, Monica Tormell, Dennis Tyfus, Philippe Vandenberg, Filip Vervaet, Chad VanGaalen, Anne Wenzel and Fabio Wuytack.

THE LAST SESSION: An exhibition, a cinema, a publication.
Curated by Jan Van Woensel in collaboration with The Session.
Vlaamse Cultuurhuis De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam
18 September – 18 October 2009

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16 May – 30 august 2009
Stedelijk Museum de Lakenhal, Leiden

Crossing America during the first 100 days of Obama’s presidency.
A photographic essay.

Although the Route 66 is known to be a scenic road and a celebrated myth, Route 66 is most of all about the people who live and work along it, and who keep it’s unique spirit alive. Created in 1927, the route was for over half a century the main access from East to West, crossing 8 states. Decommissioned in 1984, Route 66 officially disappeared, to be replaced by new Interstate Highways. This created a great strain for the economy along the old road and its inhabitants. A renewed interest in the recent years for the Route’s rich patrimony and it’s legacy, central to the American history, is now contributing to a regaining popularity, transforming the Route itself into a tourist destination. Drawing a parallel with the emergence of Plymouth in the late 19th century as a tourist destination, as seen in Burbank’s photographs, Delphine Bedel initiated a new research project entitled ‘From The Sidelines’.

Crossing the country by car for a month together with the singer-songwriter Luke Nyman, during the first 100 days of Obama’s presidency, Bedel photographed the stunning scenery, the eclectic architecture and the people, and Nyman played in many places along the road. Together they also filmed and recorded stories from the ‘Children of the Mother Road’: a cowboy’s wife, motel workers, war veterans, artists, musicians and historians, all had stories to tell. From the Dust Bowl years to the Credit Crunch, from the New World to the Trail of Tears, (the forced exile of the Cherokee Nation), from the Grand Canyon to the ”Magnificent Mile’ of drive-thru chain stores, unexpected perspectives unfold along the journey across Obama’s America, and reflect upon a country in a disrupted present.

Bedel’s photographic essay an their road movie are presented in this exhibition. Luke will be performing at the opening and on the 4th of July, together with the Travlin’ Tunes Tour. This project was commissioned in the frame of the exhibition ‘Holland Mania’ at the Stedelijk Museum De Lakenhal in Leiden. A publication will be released on that occasion, with a text by Rachel Esner. A selection of 136 prints of the 19th century Burbank’s photographs will also be presented on that occasion. These images are part of the collection o the Library of Leiden.

The travelogue of Delphine Bedel and Luke Nyman on the Mother Road will be online soon at blog.fromthesidelines.org

In the frame of the exhibition ‘Holland Mania’
16 May – 30 august 2009
Stedelijk Museum de Lakenhal, Leiden
Oude Singel 28-32

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Nov 21 – Jan 17, 2009
AEROPLASTICS Contemporary, Brussels

An exhibition with a deliberately ambiguous title (given the double-sense of “people” as celebrities [People Magazine, etc.] or the general mass, “Power To The People” is a response to thinking about the complex relationships that now exist between artists and the powers-that-be. Whether political, institutional, financial, the world of galleries, collectors, auction houses… so many spheres that in one way or another potentially come to influence the creative process. Each spawns its own codes that the artist may choose to adopt, ignore, transgress. This form of independent-arbiter might well serve as metaphor for a natural desire on the part of individuals (and not only artists) to determine their own destiny. And to the extent that this exhibition brings together French-speaking and Flemish Belgians, as well as artists from further afield, it also in a way proposes a re-examination of the debate on this country’s future, a debate within which culture plays an essential role.

Delphine Bedel, Delphine Boël, Charley Case, Patrick Corillon, Alain De Clerck, Andre Stas, Ann Veronica Janssens, Bernard Gigounon, Bodys Isek Kingelez, Bouli Lanners, Chéri Samba, Christophe Bruno, David Pirotte, Davis Nicholson, Douglas Gordon, Emilio Lopez Menchero, Eric Delayen, Gianni Stefanon, Hap, Jacques Charlier, Jacques Lizène, James Ensor, Jan Bucquoy, Jan Van Imschoot, Jean-jacques Rousseau, Jérôme Considerant, Johan Muyle, Kamagurka, Karine Marenne, Marcel Mariën, Marina Cox, Messieurs Delmotte,  Pol Pierart, Ronald Dagonnier, Ronald Ophuis, Sébastien Delire, Selcuk Mutlu, Sneed, Sterenn Denys, Steven Brouns, Thomas Lerooy, Thomas Mazzarella, Vaast Colson, Vincen Beeckman, Walter Swennen, Wim Delvoye

AEROPLASTICS Contemporary, Brussels
Opening preview: Thursday, 20th of Nov. 18.00 – 21.00 powertothepeople.aeroplastics.net

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Saturday 27 September, 20.00
Lokaal 01, Breda / Breda Photo 2008

Film Screening:Mounir Fatmi, Jérôme Schlomoff, Ayako Yoshimura. Schlomoff and Yoshimura will introduce their film.
Curated by Delphine Bedel

These films present unexpected perspectives on the inescapable process of urban transformation, from the city of Amsterdam to the French suburbs or the megalopolis. Often made out of still images, and constructed on visual and poetic narratives, these films reflect upon urban palimpsests and globalization.

In the frame of the photography festival Breda Photo 2008
Lokaal 01, Breda
Kloosterlaan 138, NL-4811 EE BREDA +31 (0)76 514 19 28

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Thursday 4 September, 19.30-23.00
Maison Descartes, Institut Français des Pays-Bas, Amsterdam
Curated by Delphine Bedel and Ayako Yoshimura

The film program BEYOND PARADISE presents a selection of documentary, short films and videos addressing various perspectives on tourism in diverse geographical and political contexts. In the framework of the exhibition Beyond Paradise at Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam.

Programme: read more

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