Articles by: Jesse Ahlers

Jesse Ahlers (Amsterdam, 1985) is a visual artist and freelance writer, translator and researcher. She studied Fine Arts at HKU University of the Arts Utrecht and TaiK University of Art & Design in Helsinki, followed by Master’s in Artistic Research at the University of Amsterdam. Recent exhibitions and projects include Mist & Condensation with Maud Oonk at NDSM Fuse, Amsterdam, How Strange, Her Voice part III at The Orchid and the Wasp Project Space, Amsterdam, Depth Over Distance, group show curated by Neil Fortune at Vox-Pop, Amsterdam and To Contaminate is to Care with Cecilia Bengtsson and Judith Jansen at puntWG, Amsterdam.  

Redefining Oikos. Where Do We Feel at Home?

Redefining Oikos. Where Do We Feel at Home?

In issuing this Open Call, APRIA wanted contributors to reflect on questions such as: ‘What or who determines what home is?’ and ‘What does it mean to be at home?’ Seven contributions from ArtEZ students and staff were selected, a variety of artistic research in form and content. The researchers delve into the complex meaning of oikos, re-examining concepts of home and the tension between safe and harmful spaces in times of crisis.

Just Leaving and Other Ways of Saying Goodbye

Just Leaving and Other Ways of Saying Goodbye

This series of articles has covered engagement. But what about disengagement? In other words, once a commitment has been made and a practice has been conducted, how does an artist ‘quit’ it? This article looks at some key considerations that make moral evaluation of engaged practices possible. In thinking through these evaluations, we come across a set of methods of disengagement that rethink the relation engaged practices have to ethical judgement.