Exhibition — Digital art

POST/NO/BILLS #3: Sophie Doula – Follow The Black Rabbit

Date:
26 June up to 29 December 2022
Location:
→ Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
Museumplein 10
1071 DJ Amsterdam Amsterdam
Open:
  • Monday 10:00—18:00
  • Tuesday 10:00—18:00
  • Wednesday 10:00—18:00
  • Thursday 10:00—18:00
  • Friday 10:00—18:00
  • Saturday 10:00—18:00
  • Sunday 10:00—18:00
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In this third edition of the graphic design series POST/NO/BILLS, we have invited designer Sophie Douala to fill the space surrounding the historical staircase with her recent works.

The presentation comprises immersive wall prints of her work, filling the arches of the corridor in the heart of the museum — the patterns finding a place literally in between the structures of the museum. Sophie Douala also showcases videos containing words evoking the mindfulness slogans currently popular on social media. A meditative mantra for our current reality.

As with many young creatives, these past years have affected Douala and her practice greatly. She is going through a self-proclaimed transition, evolution, a break in time, a pause. She is in-between. This tendency can be signalled among many of her peers. There is a whole generation that is lost and searching. Social media has recently been full of themes such as rest, pause, healing, care, looking for inspiration, self-rediscovery, and questions of origins. It’s often not about dualities such as positive or negative, but rather an introspection on the precarity and instability itself.