Eight Edition — 2 May 2015 Looiersgracht 60, Amsterdam
Dead Darlings #8 – Occupational Hazard, 2015. From left to right: white gloves: Kristina Mirova, Kali Rose, Daiana Voinescu; auctioneer: Tania Theodorou and team member: Hanna Mattes. Photo: Kyle Tryhorn.
The idea for Occupational Hazard came out of discussions we’ve often had over the years about how to balance an artistic practice with the need to secure means of support, pay the rent, and even subsidize one’s own art practice by holding a side-job.
Our amazing white gloves Kristina Mirova holding up an artwork during Dead Darlings #8 – Occupational Hazard, 2015. Photo: Kyle Tryhorn.
Most artists resent those obligations although some find them grounding. Others simply try to make the best of a situation that can’t be changed. All of these people have great stories about this balancing act and work that resulted directly from this struggle.
Dead Darlings #8 – Occupational Hazard, 2015. Photo: Kyle Tryhorn.
At its core, this edition explored the borders of the artistic identity, a very fitting idea connected with dead darlings which often lie themselves outside of ever-changing boundaries.
Photographs from the event
Our location was the amazing Looiersgracht 60, and though we enjoyed the full support of the team running the space and all they could provide us with, we had zero budget to begin with, so we had to ask 50/50 from the sales simply to cover our overhead and pay for the amazing catalogue we managed to put together for the event. We relied heavily on the hard work of numerous volunteers and decided to try for a subsidy for our next edition.
Our amazing white gloves Kali Rose holding an artwork during Dead Darlings #8 – Occupational Hazard, 2015. Photo: Kyle Tryhorn.
Agota Lukyte Anika Schwarzlose Annaleen Louwes Antoinette Nausikaa Anu Vahtra Avi Krispin & Oscar Peters Benjamin Orlow Bonno van Doorn Bos & Lanting Brian D. McKenna Carolin Leszczinski Céline Manz Dafni Barbageorgopoulou Dina Roussou Elmer Driessen Etta Säfve Eva Schippers Gemma Pauwels Giorgos Gripeos Hanna Mattes Hester Scheurwater Jaap Scheeren Jack Faber James Beckett Johannes Schwartz Kali Rose Katie Della-Valle Katja Mater Kristine Hymøller Kyle Tryhorn Leo Divendal Lia Cecchin Lucia Massari Maarten Heijkamp Marc Philip van Kempen Maria Lalou Mariana Lanari Marianne Vierø Marie Ilse Bourlanges & Elena Khurtova Markus Wüste Matthias Tharang Maurice van Daalen Melanie Bonajo Miyeon Lee Monica Overdijk Persijn & Margit Qiu Yang Risk Hazekamp Roald de Boer Ruth van Beek Ryan Rivadeneyra Saskia Janssen Simon Wald-Lasowski Sinta Werner Sofia Mourato Stefan Alber Tania Theodorou Thomas Jansen Thomas Kuijpers Tzvika Gutter Vincent Zedelius Voin de Voin