Window Project V
Tuesday December 28th 2010
Thursday January 20th 2011
Opening: 7 January 2011
Showroom MAMA
With contributions by: 
Artists: Wes Westenburger, Salon Liz
Rookies: Lena Rufli, Eva Nobbe
Curated by: 
Margriet Brouwer, project coordinator MAMA
In 2008 Wes Westenburger developed the travelling performance Wes's Circo Papi Kuko. During Raamproject V elements from the original performance shall be shown again. The work consists of circus costumes made by Lichensteiner/Swiss art collective Salon Liz, who are Anna Hilti, Stefanie Thöny and Anita Zumbühl.
Raamproject V sets the stage for The Adventures of the Great Abnerio, a solo exhibition by storyteller Abner Preis, which runs from 22 January at MAMA. The exhibition throws a spotlight on the character The Great Abnerio and his worldly travels. The work of Abner Preis and Wes Westenburger meet in their fascination with the circus and its performers.

Wes Westenburger graduated from the Willem de Kooning Academy in 2008 and shortly after broke his neck, leaving him physically handicapped. During the 2011 Rotterdam International Film Festival (IFFR) Wes Westenburger and Abner Preis will join forces to make a circus show and movie. Under the direction of Wes Westenburger, The Great Abnerio's circus stops off at YourSpace. Playing the lead role The Great Abnerio will be joined by a troop of actors and the resulting movie will premiere at the IFFR on 5 February 2011.

During the build-up of MAMA's exhibitions the showroom's windows are used to stage art projects. MAMA's Raamproject provides its volunteers, The Rookies, with the opportunity to fulfil the role of junior curator using its windows as a presentation space. The Rookies organizing Raamproject V are Lena Rufli (1987, Wiesbaden) en Eva Nobbe (1990, Utrecht). Lena studied Leisure Management at the Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam. Eva is currently in her second year studying Cultural Heritage at the Reinwardt Academy, Amsterdam.
Supported by: 

Window Project I
Window Project II
Window Project III
Window Project IV
Window Project VI
Window Project VII
Raamproject XIII