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+ ABOUT


ABOUT WEBSITE:
The Green Lights is an annual exhibition hosted by the graduating fine art students of Minerva Art Academy. It serves not only as an assessment during which the students aim to get their ‘green light’ to graduate, but as an opportunity to independently create a public exhibition. Faced with the challenge of bringing together 55 unique practices, we’ve based this year’s Green Lights around the Art Spectrum, a compass navigating different positions, approaches and cultures within the fine arts. Where do we stand? What does it stand for? These are the questions we raise rather than answer as we try to materialise the complex and diverse ecosystem of the art culture.

ABOUT THE ART COMPASS:
The Art Compass is based on the well know political compass, as it provides four extreme artistic positions as the boarders of the fluid space in between. On the horizontal axis the attitude of the artist toward their practice is defined as between craft and concept. These two well known and often scrutinised labels have in this case a more suggestive nature, indicating whether the concept, idea, message is prioritised over the technique, medium, skill or vice versa. The vertical axis defines the position of the artist towards the art world. From the white cube, gallery culture and the art market making up the inside, to alternative non-art spaces and practices challenging the boarders of art from the outside, the artists occupy positions based on how much they conform to or rebel towards the established art institution.

The interaction of the axis creates four areas - inside concept, outside concept, outside craft and inside craft - each representing an artistic subculture in which specific values, opinions, movements and artworks exist.

Although seemingly opposite, the two directions of each axis are more often than not intertwined, and so the artist might assume different positions along the axis at different times, in relation to different works, or they might assume a wide area of the spectrum within which their practice exists.

 

+ ARTISTS



+ WALKTHROUGH


Due to the current circumstances, the physical exhibition will not be open to the public. In our digital tour, you can "walk through the space" and observe the works through the lens of a 360' camera.

+ EVENTS


Throughout the week, a number of events will be streamed on the greenlights.live website and our twitch channel. See the stream and schedule down below:

GREENLIGHTS

LIZA DE JONG

PIECE

LIZA DE JONG - PIECE


Everything you see has impact on you. I think even on your dreams. What can one do to (re-)take control over what influences you.

'Piece' is my response to the overwhelming information overload created by our fellow human-beings.

For the abstract shapes I used materials as foam and plastics. I intended to make soothing shapes as a compensation for an overstimulated mind. I think the installation turned out to be more chaotic than soothing. Which shows me I was not as calm as I thought.

We do not need to find the truth, it is already here. My work is about my truth. I dive into the known physical world and the subconscious. I want to know how to regain myself from the many stimuli made by culture. How to find who I am and what is impregnated by others. I try to get back to my roots and soothe my mind by making things. Finding balance between thinking and feeling is now on my agenda.