De Hallen Haarlem Presents Recently Acquired Video Works by Klara Lidén, Artur Žmijewski and Jakup Ferri

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HAARLEM.- This spring De Hallen Haarlem presents three exhibitions with recently acquired works. Three video works by the Swedish artist Klara Lidén (b. 1979) and one video by Jakup Ferri (Kosovo, b. 1981) are being screened, and the installation Democracies by the Polish artist Artur Žmijewski (b. 1966) is being shown. The acquisition of these artworks means a substantial enrichment of the collection at De Hallen, in which work by engage artists and artists working in a documentary style is richly represented. The purchase of Democracies was made possible in part by the Mondriaan Foundation. The political use of public space is central to the series of informally filmed videos in Democracies. For them Artur Žmijewski (b. Warsaw, 1966) filmed diverse public gatherings at different locations in Europe and the Middle East. With the images of the recent demonstrations in