The exhibitions in Warsaw and Brussels will open the same moment Jenny Chert’s first child is born.

Her child, a baby girl, is due January 3.

This can happen any moment now.

Since we cannot know the exact day, the exhibitions’ opening will be announced immediately after the birth.

And since we cannot be in two places at the same time, the exhibitions’ reception will be held first in Warsaw.

We will then travel west and have the Brussels’ reception.

The works will be spread out over both exhibitions.

Some works will be split in half and synchronised.

Some works, maybe an ocean, will travel back and forth.

Some works, like 47 small bronze bells, will be re-distributed throughout both cities.

There is this impossibility of knowing when a moment will occur. Here the temporality of living (the time of breathing and sleeping and loving) does not correspond to the scheduling of professional time, a time where the details of whole days (and months and years) are pre-determined. Where durations are defined with exact beginnings and endings. Where there is no room for spontaneity or rupture or derailment.

What is the calendar for the unknown?

– David Horvitz

Jennifer Chert is David Horvitz’s gallerist based in Berlin.
The exhibitions will take place at Jan Mot, Brussels and Dawid Radziszewski Gallery, Warsaw and are organized by Julia Wielgus.

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Olga was born on January 10 at 8.28pm.
Opening in Warsaw: January 10 at 10pm.
Opening in Brussels: January 11 at 8pm.

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´Rarely Seen Bas Jan Ader Film´, 2006. Original ´found´ super 8 film
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´Let us keep our own noon´, 2013. Installation of 47 bronze bells made from the metal of a melted French bell dated from 1742, turnings, slag, performance
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´Let us keep our own noon´, 2013. Installation of 47 bronze bells made from the metal of a melted French bell dated from 1742, turnings, slag, performance
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´Let us keep our own noon´, 2013. Installation of 47 bronze bells made from the metal of a melted French bell dated from 1742, turnings, slag, performance
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´Let us keep our own noon´, 2013. Installation of 47 bronze bells made from the metal of a melted French bell dated from 1742, turnings, slag, performance
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´announcement´, 2014
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´The Distance of a Day´, 2013. Digital video. 12 min
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´The Distance of a Day´, 2013. Digital video. 12 min
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´Julia’s pocket´, 2013. Sand from Belgium and Poland brought to Poland and Belgium in Julia Wielgus’ pockets
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´Julia’s pocket´, 2013. Sand from Belgium and Poland brought to Poland and Belgium in Julia Wielgus’ pockets
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two hourglasses, one containing sand from Maldives, one containing sand from Los Angeles
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´All my socks´, 2013. 47 counterfeit watches inside 47 socks. Detail