First Edition — 10 December 2005 De Wittenstraat 27, Amsterdam
Installation view from Dead Darlings #1, 2005. Photo: Tian Sing Yang.
At our first auction which took place in 2005 in a rented space attached to a block of studios in Amsterdam west, we focused on the very idea of Dead Darlings and treated that definition as a theme in itself.
Tania Theodorou accessing her inner auctioneer, Dead Darlings #1, 2005. Photo: Tian Sing Yang.
The idea was new to us then and all of its potential facets were just beginning to unfold…
More photographs from the event
When we asked artists the all important question: “Why is this a Dead Darling?” We begun to realize that there were an abundance of reasons for artists to kill their Darlings and a wealth of stories behind those reasons, most of which were interesting and worth exploring. So that’s what we did.
Our amazing white gloves Qiu Yang holding an artwork during Dead Darlings #1, 2005. Photo: Tian Sing Yang.
Adonis Mingos Alisa Ozerkina André Avelãs Andre van Bergen Andrei Tchernikov Aneta Lesnikovska Anke Weiss Annaleen Louwes Anne de Vries Anne Kittelmann Anuschka Blommers / Niels Schumm Bart Julius Peters Bettina Newmann Carolin Reichert Elke Roelant Erika Minkeviciute Felix Weigang George Korsmit Harm van den Berg Hilarius Hofstede Idan Hayosh Irina Birger James Beckett Jimmy Robert Johannes Schwartz Karen Roise Kielland Kevin de Winter Lars Keppel Leo Divendal Leo Kogan Liesbeth Abbenes Lina Ozerkina Maurice Scheltens Melanie Bonajo Monika Slancauskaite Marnix Goossens Marianne Kalsbeek Marianne Vierø Menno Kok Nathalie Bruys Oran Hoffmann Orly Nurany Paris Tselios Patrick Healy Paul Kooiker Roma Pas Saskia Janssen Stasys Zak Tania Theodorou Thomas Manneke Tian-Sying Yang Timothy Moore Tzvika Gutter Uta Eisenreich Vincent Zedelius Yael Davids Yasmijn Karhof Yutaka Hoshino Zhana Ivanova