De Appel, new permanent location, Amsterdam

May 25 — September 23, 2012

'Topsy Turvy'
The first exhibition in the new premises is based on the popular carnival festival. In addition to being a period of excess before the austerity of Lent, carnival is a time in which the world is temporarily turned upside down in a collective masquerade. The existing balance of power, codes of conduct and values are thrown overboard and satire reigns supreme. Socio-political commentary and criticism go hand-in-hand with an exuberant party atmosphere. Everything and everyone temporarily assumes a different identity and everyday reality is seen from a different perspective.

Matthew Barney
Maja Borg
Spartacus Chetwynd
Melanie Bonajo
Discoteca Flaming Star
James Ensor
Melanie Gilligan
Adriana Lara
David Lloyd
Urs Lüthi
Philip Metten
Alberto de Michele
Wendelien van Oldenborgh
Helio Oiticica
Ugo Rondinone
Markus Selg
Berend Strik
Toshie Takeuchi
Eric de Vroedt
Niko de Wit
Tori Wrånes