Press Release NDSM Fuse:
The Odyssey is Homer's epic about Odysseus' journey to Ithaca. A journey full of challenges, misery, monsters and temptations. The stories are about betrayal, but also about cleverness and love, perseverance, creativity and hope. A metaphor for man's journey through life and the search for its meaning.
Odysseus, the main character, is the archetype of hero or adventurer. Man who is confronted with the problems of all times: temptation, corruption, waste, egocentrism, escapism, ignorance, intolerance, abuse of power.
How does modern man deal with this? How do you deal with this? Do we close our eyes and let ourselves be carried away by the wind or do we swim against the current and overcome the whirlpools and dangers that threaten to devour us, like Odysseus? The works of art are housed in five rooms named after the places that Odysseus visits and that symbolize the trials that people undergo in life.
1  Aeaea, the Island of Circe the Sorceress: The Temptation of Magic and Power
2  Sicily, the island of the Cyclopes: symbol of shortsightedness
3  An unnamed rock in the Mediterranean with the Sirens: temptation of beauty and death
4  Ogygia, the island of Calypso: the temptation of oblivion
5  The Strait of Gibraltar with the monstrous Scylla and Charibdis: having to choose the fight between two evils
Curator: Ellen Klijzing
Artists: Lennaart Allan, Guévørk Aivazian, Lies Aris, Sietse H. Bakker, Joris Berger, Simone Boon, Vincent Boschma, Allard Boterenbrood, Rika Maja Duevel, Ester Eva Damen, Simon Floter, Fabien Gruau, Frank Hietbrink, Vladimir Hristov, Ossa Kierkegaard, Esther Kin, Ellen Klijzing, Nanny Kok, DH Mack, Helena Kaori Maeda, Femke Moedt, Hanneke de Munck, Benny van der Plank, Pieter Post, Ana Queen, Paul Rinzo, Regina Rorije, Jan Seelen, Helga van Stralen, Elvira Vroomen, Marius van Zandwijk
NDSM Expo XI: Odyssee 2.0
29 April - 28 August 2022
NDSM-plein 29
1033 WC Amsterdam
Open Thursday through Sunday 12:00-18:00 hrs
Free entry  - PAY WHAT YOU WISH -