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Laughing Prohibited!

Laughing Prohibited! enhances an exchange of experiences and knowledge about humour. When do we laugh, why do we laugh and when should we laugh?

By Editor /asdf 14-10-2009

The work displayed in Laughing Prohibited! states that the world is not enough! If we resign ourselves to what we see, we will not get it. There is more to relate to than mere desire. We need to relate to our material environment, the things around us, because we are part in this constellation. A multiplicity of perspectives is proposed, perspectives that alter this relation of ourselves with the world around us.

Laughing Prohibited! shows us techniques, strategies and issues of conception and representation. This relates immediately to the classic issues of design processes: the form and context of production.

Laughing Prohibited! states this clearly: there is no reason to laugh at all. Is there any (artistic) freedom of speech left after the debates on the Danish cartoons and the AEL counter-cartoons? Should you laugh about the works of these producers, than you are not sincere. Is there the legacy of Theo van Gogh still fertile? We need to concentrate and to focus in order to ask these fundamental questions. To be able to do so, we need clarity and parameters. Therefore, as a start: do not laugh!
Look closely and question: relate!

The exhibition is possible with loans from the collections of the Centraal Museum, Utrecht and the Stedelijk museum SM's 's-Hertogenbosch.

Emmasingel 7, Eindhoven
De Bruine Heer: Onomatopee on location

Opening hours:
17 October
12:00 - 20:00
18 October
12:00 - 20:00
19 October
12:00 - 20:00
20 October
12:00 - 20:00
21 October
12:00 - 20:00
22 October
12:00 - 20:00
23 October
12:00 - 20:00
24 October
12:00 - 20:00
25 October
12:00 - 18:00

Public talk on the comic and the prohesy, in collaboration with the Van Abbemuseum, within the framework of there project Take on me (take me on)
Van AbbeMuseum, Eindhoven Bilderdijklaan 10

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