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Tine Wilde is a dutch conceptual artist and philosopher, active in site-specific installations, performance and photography. Her artwork has been on view at home and abroad and her writing on art and philosophy published.

 

Biography   Tine Wilde
photo Carin Verbruggen
Tine Wilde (b.1955, Nijmegen, Netherlands) lives and works in Amsterdam. She studied autonomous art at AKI Academy for Art & Design in Enschede and read philosophy at the University of Amsterdam. In 2008 she obtained a doctorate from the same university for combining artwork and philosophy in project Do not Erase and publication Remodel[l]ing Reality.


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  Art as well as philosophy is about bringing something to consciousness in such a way that it enables us to assign meaning to ourselves and the world. For this reason, Tine Wilde's inquiries into facts and values concerning social practices and cultural attitudes are triggered by questions rather than answers. State-of-the-art questions about the autonomy of the individual, the rules and methods we use to shape our lives, subjective and collective memories, the role of the artist in society. In a challenging way, Wilde calls into question the choices made and the solutions accepted, in which we show which aspects of reality are important to us and how we communicate what we value; how these values define our (cultural) identity.

The reflexive dynamics between the conceptual and the material is explored in something she calls InstallationPackage: a cluster of installations, performances and pictureworks in which the same concept is elaborated from various points of view. Sometimes, parts from one installation are re-used in another installation to make new connections. On other occasions, local inhabitants, scholars or passers-by are asked to actively participate. But at all times the inquiries circle, like a package tour, one specific concept. For instance, in package Rhine (1990-92) Wilde focussed for more than two years on the concept of 'Life Quality', choosing four different stations, i.e., Schaffhausen, Strasbourg, Cologne and Rotterdam to work for some time. Or the concept 'Meaning' which was examined in package Do not Erase (2004-08). As a consequence, it may take several years to complete an InstallationPackage, taking into account not only the results, but also the processes that lead to the results. Inevitably, philosophical reflection is intrinsically bound up with the work. Just as inevitable as her work and life are closely intertwined in an attempt to understand the world. Personal events and situations, then, constitute her inquiries into the constructs of alternative realities which are elaborated as scenarios in site-specific installations, performances and pictureworks.

Her artistic output has been on view in galeries and institutions both at home and abroad, including SWEEP Castrum Peregrini Amsterdam (2015), TheStore DAAD gallery Berlin (2011), Do not Erase Arti et Amicitiae Amsterdam (2008), amongst many others. In 2011 she produced permanent photo-installation Corrido[o]r - Empty Space for the University of Amsterdam. In addition, she heightened the relation between language and image in performance Language and her Tighty-whities (2006), investigated the question what happens to a human being when she is totally isolated from her natural and cultural environment and left to her own resources in a two-week stay at the fallout shelter of Dalfsen (1998), received international recognition for her performance in Cologne where she crossed the river Rhine wrapped up in bandages (1992), and was for sale amongst 34000 day-trippers at the Rhine Falls near Schaffhausen (1990).

Together with her artwork, Tine Wilde writes about the relationship between philosophy and art, most importantly Over Schuld en Schaamte [On Guilt and Shame] (2016), De Artistieke Wending [The artistic turn] in BLIND! (2012), Installatiekunst biedt vragen in plaats van antwoorden [Installation art offers questions rather than answers] in Boekman (2005), Reflexieve dynamiek in het latere werk van Wittgenstein [Reflexive dynamics in the later work of Wittgenstein] in ANTW (2004). Furthermore, she delivers Masterclasses and public lectures on a regular basis.
 

Website   This website features all contact- and background information about exhibitions, philosophical writing, talks and teaching. Information on the relationship between philosophy and the art of installation can be found on the InstallationPackages page. Click an image for elaboration on the installations, performances and pictureworks involved. Browsing the various packages, you will discover that each InstallationPackage has a colour of its own, referring to the underlying emotion which accompanied the production of the Package. These colours reflect a fascination with colour theories and systems.

Furthermore, there is one page with details on matters concerning publications and a page concerning talks and teaching under the heading of MetaViews. Comments by others are specified on the Reviews page. The About page offers a short biography, as well as information on the way in which this website is set up. An overall structure of the site is presented in a Sitemap
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*Latest update
  November 2017