Soundtrack for a Troubled Time

12.03.2022—22.05.2022

Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc, Katinka Bock, Charbel-joseph H. Boutros & Stéphanie Saadé, Edith Dekyndt, Angela Detanico & Rafael Lain, Roni Horn, Cally Spooner

Curated by: Chris Bestebreurtje and Petra Kuipers


Venue: Huidenclub, Pelgrimsstraat 5c, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Opening Times: Saturday to Sunday 13:00–18:00
During Art Rotterdam: Wednesday to Sunday 11.00-20.00


Cally Spooner, Soundtrack for a Troubled Time, 2015, detail (Photography by Mathilda Olmi)

Soundtrack for a Troubled Time was assembled by curators Chris Bestebreurtje and Petra Kuipers, and borrows its title from Cally Spooner’s two-channel sound installation.

Works by Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc, Katinka Bock, Charbel-joseph H. Boutros & Stéphanie Saadé, Edith Dekyndt, Angela Detanico & Rafael Lain, Roni Horn and Cally Spooner will be displayed in two complementary exhibition spaces which differ in dimensions.

Soundtrack for a Troubled Time centres on the realm of collective unease and the individual desire to escape the latter, whilst balancing between fiction and reality, searching for a comfortable position. A deeper attentiveness to the unseen interplay of the natural forces that surround us is encouraged.

The artists suggest an antidote on the basis of a new perspective on the world or humanity, they re-write (colonial) history in a more poetic narrative in which humanism, art, poetry and beauty provide relief.

The works comprising Soundtrack for a Troubled Time originate from the following collections: Laurent Fiévet (France), Frédéric de Goldschmidt (Belgium), Joseph Kouli (France) along with other collections that wish to remain anonymous.