YAEL DAVIDS: A Daily Practice
02 Juni 2020 00:00 - 27 September 2020 00:00
This spring you can experience Yael Davids: A Daily Practice at the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven. A selection of Davids’ own work – varying from sculpture to performance and installation – can be viewed throughout ten galleries in combination with works by such artists as Hilma af Klint, Lee Lozano, Adrian Piper and Nasreen Mohamedi.
The exhibition marks a unique moment in Davids’ career: in April 2020, she will be the first candidate to complete the three-year research trajectory leading to the title Creator Doctus (CrD). The programme, set up by the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam culminates in a collection of artistic works or projects, such as the exhibition A Daily Practice, rather than a written thesis. Davids’ research, commissioned by the Van Abbemuseum, focuses on somatic learning and is inspired by the work of Moshé Feldenkrais (1904-1984). Davids wants to challenge habitual patterns of looking at art within the walls of the museum. For the Van Abbemuseum, the exhibition represents a step in the development of new ways for visitors to experience art: through movement and the body, rather than only with the eye or the intellect.
The museum will continue online to present artists, artworks and ideas. The museum collection of over 2.800 works of art can be viewed online.
Picture: Yael Davids, A Reading that Loves, A Physical Act, 2017, Performance documenta 14, Kassel, Photo: Émile Ouroumov
YAEL DAVIDS: A Daily PracticeVan Abbemuseum