Exhibition
MAMA's Great Ass Tits
From 
Saturday September 2nd 2000
until 
Sunday September 24th 2000
Location: 
Centrum Beeldende Kunst, Rotterdam
With contributions by: 
75b, Honda 98, Tonio de Roover, Robert Rosenau, Hans van Bentem, Luuk Bode, Pepijn van den Nieuwedijk, Delta, Zedz, the Cookery Club, Rien van der Waa, Liz Chute, Sander Dikstra, Arno Coenen, Rene Bosma, Geert Mul, Syrup Berboserot, DeLuxe, Alien, Bureau Maurer, Jasper van der Made, Victor Elberse, De HuMobisten.
Curated by: 
Boris van Berkum & Jeroen Everaert
At the invitation of Ton de Vos, the new director of The Centre for Fine Arts, MAMA put together a retrospective exhibition. MAMA selected 13 of their best artists and invited them to participate.
Art and Filth
The artist collective Honda 98 were asked to mount the exhibition. Honda 98 are known for their trash environments in which they sort through the maelstrom of the city's garbage, sort it by colour, and turn it into walk-in environments.

In 'MAMA's Great Ass Tits' they combined submitted artworks with a selection of found and used objects; garbage. The installation gives a snapshot of life in the city's rapidly shifting cultures with its many intrinsic visual languages; rolling out many disciplines ranging from paintings to video loops and projections.
The 13 participating artists had all played a large role in the success of MAMA.

The opening took place on Saturday, 2nd September. Deejay Alien and Deejay De Luxe laid on their best tracks whilst four pole dancers and topless waitresses took care of a spicy ambiance. More than 500 visitors attended the opening.

Satire
The aim of 'Great Ass Tits' was to give and encapsulated overview of the activities of MAMA over the past 3 years in the form of an exhibition. Because the management of MAMA thought is very early to be making a retrospective show for an space that had only existed for three years, it was decided to use heavy doses of humour and satire. It was exactly this satire that caused the necessary turmoil and discussion.

Pole Dancers
The performance of the "professional" pole dancers highlighted the stark reality of daily life on an open stage. In some quarters, MAMA's satire was misread and the presence of the pole dancers was viewed as sexist.

Invitation Design
The design of the invitation by Eyecatchprint resulted in needed discussions about contemporary design. The Eyecatchprint Bureau is the much sought-after specialist in the design of adverts for Surinamese 'bubblingsparties'.
Their repeated use of decorative ornaments and photoshop filters highlighted the different aesthetic approaches within different cultural circuits.
 
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