We Are The Champions

We Are The Champions

We Are The Champions

Thomas Kuijpers (b. 1985) is a visual artist whose work explores the role of contemporary media narratives within our perception of the actual world. We Are The Champions focusses on the large collection of material around the 2010 FIFA World Cup, where the Netherlands took the first prize in the final.

In We Are The Champions, Thomas Kuijpers tries to rethink the way representations of happenings are communicated to us. Understanding manipulation, and how we can use information to mirror the world in a different way than it is, are often important points of interest; usually explored through topics that got a lot of media-attention. To both the artist Thomas Kuijpers and curator Eva van der Moer it’s important to bring these stories in an accessible way to a wider audience, an audience that is not perse directly art-loving but may enter an art space for the first time because of the glimpse they catch through the window.

The topic of We Are The Champions reaches all walks of life, the power of sports and of a shared experience. For many people it will give a special retrospective view of that ‘group feeling’, being together and merging into an event. Naturally, the exhibition will only be open to a select group of visitors at a time.

Thomas Kuijpers (1985) is beeldend kunstenaar wiens werk de rol van hedendaagse mediaverhalen binnen onze perceptie van de werkelijke wereld verkent. We Are The Champions focust op de grote collectie materiaal rond het WK voetbal 2010, waar Nederland de eerste prijs pakte in de finale.

First half:         25th of June – 5th of July

Second half:   9th of July – 19th of July

Extension:       23rd of July – 26th of July

 

Events:

25th of July:    silent opening

9th of July:      public OPENING, second half

23th of July:    Art&Science Salon, panel talk