Since 1997, the Lost & Found evenings have established themselves as the place to be for artists and insiders alike. As usual, the contents of tonight’s event have been kept a secret and it can be quite difficult to get in without an invitation. The concept of Lost & Found is to present art, writing, poetry or music that hasn’t found a place in exhibitions and that demands more from the viewer than juts a quick glance. The cheerful ambience at these improvised nights often results in either a warm or very critical reception, depending on the appeal of the presentations.
Tonight is predominantly aimed at artists from the US and the Netherlands. It was preceded by a similar Lost & Found episode on 8 February in the New York gallery Art In General, which featured art by Stuart Bailey and Misha de Ridder, video works by Julika Rudelius and Jill Magid, footage of a performance by Richard Hamilton and a Parisian racing film from the 1979s by Claude Lelouch. (Marnius de Ruiter) De Waag, 21.00, €7.
Publsihed in Amstedam Weekly, 1 March 2006