We zijn momenteel gesloten.We zijn weer open op vrijdag 9/12 om 13:00

You have

items in your cart

Roee Rosen

Reflections on ‘Kafka for Kids’ with Arnon Grunberg

Background Evening

24/03/2022

For the Background Evening of the exhibition ‘Kafka for Kids and The Dust Channel’, artist Roee Rosen went into conversation with writer Arnon Grunberg about his newest film ‘Kafka for Kids’, which premiered for the public at 1646 after it was shown for the jury of the Tiger Competition at the International Film Festival Rotterdam 2022. The film shows the complex and troubling ways of growing up under military law in occupied territories. But it does so through humor and poetic surprises. Rosen’s art practice deals primarily with the representation of desire and structural violence. He is known for his multilayered and provocative work which often challenges the divides between history and the present, documentary and fiction, politics and erotics. Rosen and Grunberg reflected on themes that are related to the film, like Franz Kafka’s body of work, childhood, occupation, destruction, decay, and metamorphosis.

With numerous praised novels, plays, film scripts, essays and columns, Arnon Grunberg is one of the most known and successful Dutch writers, on a national as well as international scale. However having been brought up in a traditional Jewish household, Grunberg distances himself from religion during his puberty. His sister, on the other hand, leaves The Netherlands when Arnon is eleven years old and moves to Israel in order to live an orthodox life in a settlement. In his works, Grunberg often writes about occupied territories, war, terrorism and militaries. Shame and insecurity are themes that are also often present in his works.

Grunberg’s most recent novels are ‘Death in Taormina’ and ‘Occupied Territories’. His work has been translated in 29 languages and has been awarded the Anton Wachter-prize, the Libris Literatuur Prijs and the Gouden Ganzenveer, amongst others. As a journalist, Grunberg made embedded-reports in a slaughterhouse; amidst the Dutch and German armies in Afghanistan and the American army in Iraq; as a maid in a Bavarian hotel; as a masseur in Romania; and as a circus artist in Amsterdam. The most recent reports were bundled in ‘Slachters en psychiaters’. Grunberg will soon receive the most prominent literary prize there is in The Netherlands: the P.C.Hooft-prijs 2022. During Roee Rosen’s Background Evening at 1646, Rosen and Grunberg went into conversation to reflect on Rosen’s newest film, Franz Kafka’s body of work, and the subjects that both creatives touch upon through their works.

 

The video shows an after-edit of the livestream, made in collaboration with Marnix van Uum & Bob Demper

Info

Over Roee Rosen: Rosen (b. 1963) is een Israëlisch-Amerikaans kunstenaar, filmmaker en schrijver, wiens werk verschillende representaties van verlangen en structureel geweld onderzoekt. Hij staat bekend om zijn gelaagde en provocerende werk dat de grenzen tussen het verleden en het heden, documentaire en fictie, en politiek en erotiek betwist. Door middel van fictieve karakters en iconografische motieven en codes refereert de kunstenaar aan, en transformeert hij niet alleen de canon van de historische avant-garde, maar ook populaire media, politieke propaganda, en klassieke kinderverhalen.   Rosen’s werk is tentoongesteld bij het Film Festival Venetië (2011), Documenta 14 (2016), het Oberhausen Film Festival (2012), La Roche sur Yon festival (2013), en FICUNAM festival, Mexico City (2018), het Centre Pompidou, Parijs (2018), het Arts Project Centre, Dublin (2019), en Charlottenborg Kunsthal, Kopenhagen (2019). Zijn film Kafka for Kids is geselecteerd voor de Tiger Competition bij het International Film Festival Rotterdam (2022), en hij stelt zijn werk komend jaar tentoon bij het Kunstmuseum Luzern. Rosen ontving de Orizzonti award voor beste medium-length film (2011); kreeg speciale vermelding bij het Rome International Film Festival (2013); Beste film award bij het Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival (2014) en werd genomineerd voor de European Academy award (2011), naast ontvanger en genomineerde te zijn van verschillende andere awards. Rosen’s twee meest recente boeken werden gepubliceerd door Sternberg Press, en hij werkt op het moment aan een boek dat deels gepubliceerd wordt door Steirischer Herbst. Hij is een professor bij de Ha’Midrasha Faculty of Arts op het Beit Berl College en Bezalel Art Academy of Arts and Design in Israël.

Deel

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on whatsapp
Share on email

Gerelateerd