15 Dec 2013 Starts at: 3 p.m. Location: Garage Rotterdam

Brandstof is a regular event providing background information about the Garage Rotterdam exhibitions. We would like to invite you to two lectures to accompany the Behind Images exhibition on Sunday afternoon 15 December 2013 at 15.00 hrs.

The group exhibition Behind Images at Garage Rotterdam is about abstract art and the battle between intuition and sense. When is a work of art a product of the mind and when has it been created intuitively? How do emotions, coincidence and context influence the creative process?

The speakers are Sacha Bronwasser (art critic for Dutch national newspaper De Volkskrant) and Susanne van Els (violinist and Classical Music coordinator at the Royal Conservatory for Music and Dance in The Hague). In their lectures, both speakers will explore the grey area between sense and intuition on Sunday afternoon 15 December 2013.

Sacha Bronwasser will shed light on the role of intuition and coincidence when writing a text. She will show a short video that cannot be expressed in language to illustrate her point. She will involve the audience in this experiment.
Susanne van Els will discuss the link between sense and emotions when experiencing music. She opposes the idea that making music is mainly about emotions. According to Susanne van Els, music is simply about music.

Tickets € 4.50
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Behind Images until 12 January 2014.
Featuring Navid Nuur (IR), Conrad Shawcross (GB), Jochen Mühlenbrink (DE), Alexandra Roozen (NL), Gabrielle van de Laak (NL) and Jonas Wijtenburg (NL)