Femmy Otten: Searching For Your Mother Tongue

We are very happy to invite you to a talk by artist Femmy Otten. Her practice often refers to the verse of Emily Dickinson, and its peculiar alliance of breathless immediacy and burdening solitude. She will guide us that evening through the poetic dimensions of her sculptural and performative works.

Femmy Otten studied at HISK in Gent and was a resident artist at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam and Atelier Holsboer in Paris. In 2012 Otten was awarded de Volkskrant Beeldende Kunstprijs. In 2014 she was selected for the official portrait of King Willem-Alexander. Recently her work was on view in the following exhibitions: Wistfull Eye, Drents Museum, ‘The restless gods’, performance at Predikherenkerk and Museum M, Leuven, ‘Days Undressed’, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam; ‘De Volkskrant Beeldende Kunstprijs’, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, ‘Yellow Minutes, Where time has lost its relevance’ in P///akt, Amsterdam; Koninklijke Schilderprijs, Paleis op de Dam, Amsterdam; Museum Tot Zover, Amsterdam; ‘Return on Invest’, Stroom Den Haag; ‘Hydrarchy: Power and Resistance at Sea’, Gasworks London. In 2016, her monograph Slow Down Love was published by Nai 010 publishers. She is represented by Fons Welters in Amsterdam.

Please note that the talk will be held in Dutch.

We thank Julia Mullié for suggesting this event.


Starts at 20:00.