Two repaired; sanded; chalked perspex panels are reused from their original act as windows in a large greenhouse-like installation shown in Delft, referred to by the artist as Opera. Opera, in Italian means work, as a result of an activity by a farmer for example; counterintuitive to what we may think of when seeing/hearing the word. The “overture” of an opera is its opening gesture, seducing the audience to enter the work.
Overture is an installation by Ricardo van Eyk specifically conceived for the space of our P/////AKTSALON. The work is on view in conjunction with the artist’s solo exhibition at 427 Gallery in Riga (more information here).
The P/////AKTSALON is a club/reading room dedicated to publications, artist books, editions and small works by P/////AKT alumni artists (and beyond). These materials give form to P/////AKT library and collection. The room is also a space that hosts small book presentations in conjunctions with openings and events at P/////AKT.