VOX-POP x LAB111: Longing For Belonging (Expo & Films)
In the group exhibition ‘Longing for Belonging’ VOX-POP wants to explore if you are free to follow your own path. Or are we held back by rigid systems, the expectations of our surroundings, and stifling ideals? Is the individual journey of belonging always a search for the other? VOX-POP invites you to immerse yourself in the sensational and thought-provoking works of the up-and-coming talents INSI (Yonah de Beer), Inês Queirós, Marlien Peeters, Anke Rumohr, and Luna Brouwers. This exhibition is free of charge and takes place from 28 January till 16 February at Lab111. In addition to the exhibition, LAB111 has created a special film program related to the exhibition, showing: Boyhood, Minding the Gap, Francis Ha, and Cidade de Deus.
Who am I, and who do I want to be? Where do I belong, and where do I want to belong?
Finding your own identity, that community in which you fit best, a place where you feel like you truly belong. It is a challenging, on-going process, a personal journey for connection. But how to navigate this in an increasingly fast paced world where your sense of self is always defined by your relation with, and to others? Evolving into your own, autonomous being is a process of growth and development but also a journey of discovering and coming to understand yourself and your surroundings. Because, even when you have found who you want to be, how do you know which community you want to belong to? Or which one will not fit you at all? Do you need the help of others in discovering your identity, or is this something that you need to figure out on your own first?
The personal quest to grasp that feeling of belonging is a struggle we all share at VOX-POP as a bunch of young creatives, finding their way through life and society. That’s why we decided to make the group exhibition ‘Longing for Belonging’ at LAB 111. We’ve selected five young artists to reflect upon the search for identity and ‘a sense of belonging’. Their projects are unique and they all work with different forms of media, materials and styles to visualize their personal journeys. The exhibition shows a diverse selection of art, including: photography, fashion design, sculptures, videos, poetry and paintings.
Anke Rumohr (1994) explores the feeling of being ‘at home’ among migrant communities, in her project Places of Belonging (2021-2022). Ines Queiros (1989) links geology and art to explores how you can feel at home in a foreign landscape in her work No Name (2015 – 2022). INSI (Yonah de Beer, 1996) created Performance on Identity (2022), a multimedia reflection on his growth as a person and artist. Luna Brouwers (1998), explores her own feelings by the use of photos and poems of vulnerable moments in her project In search of (2021). Last but not least, Marlien Peeters (1997) will present her abundant fashion collection The Zotte Housewifes (2021) . A personal project about the struggle between metropolitan beliefs and village customs.
More information following soon….