The eighth edition of Currents, titled And Me, Streams of You, brings together 14 young artists from Belgium, Southwest Germany, and the Southeast Netherlands, in a network of stories, experiences, and viewpoints. In a variety of forms, from installation to textile, and from video to performance, the selected artworks embody the diverse streams between subjectivity and context. They pursue a movement from an ‘I’ to an ‘us’, through contemplation on their own various identities, heritages, and forms of expressions through language.
The diverse works often seem to speak in tune, others complement each other, swelling and overflowing into the next work. Some of the artists are guided by lived experiences, some investigate historical tropes of cultural meaning or mythology through their relevance in a contemporary context and others propose a highly personal take on systems of language.
Currents #8: And Me, Streams of You brings together the different perspectives of recent graduates, in this annual group exhibition.