Beyond a certain point there was no return



Curated by: Katia Krupennikova

Venue: A Tale of A Tub, Space for contemporary art and culture
Justus van Effenstraat 44, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Opening Times: Thursday to Sunday 13:00–18:00

Public Programme:
Opening, 13:00—19:00

Former public bath and wash house at the Justus van Effen complex in Rotterdam

Tlön Projects is delighted to announce the appointment of Katia Krupennikova as the next curator for our annual collaboration with A Tale of A Tub in Rotterdam.

Krupennikova will curate an exhibition based on research in the imaginary collection of Tlön Projects. This imaginary collection is formed by the converge of selected artworks from various international private art collections, whereby Tlön Projects aims to generate access to artworks which otherwise would have been largely shielded from public access. Krupennikova’s selection of work will be shown against the historical backdrop of the former function of the exhibition space as a public bath and wash house—which served as a site for domestic labour, physical cleansing and recovery.

Katia Krupennikova is a curator and educator based in Amsterdam. Since 2018 she has been working as a lecturer for Curatorial Studies at MA FA, HKU School of the Arts, Utrecht, the Netherlands. In 2019/20 she was a fellow at BAK-basis for contemporary art, Utrecht, where she started her ongoing research project States of Anxiety, Minds for Care, analysing the political dimension of anxiety. Krupennikova was the curator of the 11th edition of the Survival Kit Festival in Riga, Latvia, Being Safe Is Scary, 2020.

In 2019 she was a member of the core group of curators of the Bergen Assembly, Actually, The Dead Are Not Dead, Bergen, Norway. In 2015 she won the Akbank Sanat International Curator Competition. The exhibition Post-Peace, intended to take place in Istanbul, was censored by the host institution; it subsequently opened in extended form at Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany, 2017, and Nest, The Hague, the Netherlands, 2017.

Recent projects include the solo exhibition Dialogues with People by the British artist Imogen Stidworthy, co-curated with Hans D. Christ and Iris Dressler, Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany, 2018-2019; and It Won't Be Long Now, Comrades!, co-curated with Inga Lāce, Framer Framed, Amsterdam, 2017.