Exposition. Voorwerk 3
17 octobre 1992 - 29 novembre 1992
Pays-Bas, Rotterdam, Witte de With, center for contemporary art
[ Voorwerk 3 was the third exhibition in the yearly recurrent series. Voorwerk, meaning preliminary work, is Witte de With's annual exhibition of younger artists. As a series, it seeks to provide the first substantial presentation of works by relatively unknown artists. Within the art world's tendency to formulate relationships, Voorwerk is a peripheral event, captivating because of the heterogeneous character of the work. There are no common denominators or themes in these exhibitions, rather the artists' works and ideas are left open for comparison. To date, the rest of the series includes Voorwerk 1 (in 1990), Voorwerk 2 (in 1991), Voorwerk 4 (in 1995) and Voorwerk 5 (in 1996).
Voorwerk 3, the third in this series, presented works by Dutch artist W.J.M. Kok (1959), Swiss artist Roman Signer (1939), German artist Pia Stadtbäumer (1959), and Belgian artist Koen Theys (1963).
W.J.M. Kok investigates the way meaning is constructed. He presented a series of paintings in which he used a simple yet surprising way of working: he reproduced designs from a children's coloring book in black acrylic paint on white canvas. The results were a series of extremely stylized and analytical paintings, representing the world in simplified images, reminiscent of childhood.
source: http://www.wdw.nl/wdwplain/voorw3.htm ]
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