11 DECEMBER 2018 – 7 APRIL 2019
The exhibition ‘RE:Collecting’ explores untold stories from a series of artworks in corporate collections in The Netherlands. Curators Mels Evers and Hélène Webers brought together new projects and existing pieces by Persijn Broersen & Margit Lukács, Marlene Dumas, Ryan Gander, Erik van Lieshout, Navid Nuur and Nicky Zwaan.
The curators will present works that underwent a shift in form or meaning whilst part of a corporate collection. These will be displayed in Museum Singer Laren. The stories behind these transformations are unfolded in the museum through interviews, audio recordings and archival material. This display is realised in collaboration with exhibition designer Edi Winarni.
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SITE SPECIFIC PROJECTS
Artists Persijn Broersen & Margit Lukács, Erik van Lieshout and Navid Nuur were asked to elaborate on the context of one of their existing artwork in a corporate collection. Based on these pieces, they will create a new commission that is presented site-specifically within a 30 kilometers radius from the museum. In this way, the works are brought outside the walls of the corporations into the public realm.
Persijn Broersen & Margit LukácsEstablising Eden, 2016
In their video work 'Establishing Eden', Broersen & Lukács focus on the establishing shot: the moment a landscape is identified and becomes one of the main protagonists. ‘Establishing Eden’ has been acquired by both Erasmus University Rotterdam as well as ABN AMRO Art Foundation. During the exhibition, the film will be presented outside the walls of the office. From 4 until 10 April 2019, ‘Establishing Eden’ will be screened as a short movie prior to all feature films at Pathé Rembrandt in Utrecht.
Erik van LieshoutThe Pitch, 2019
The work of Erik van Lieshout is part of several Dutch corporate collections in The Netherlands. Van Lieshout has expressed his fascination for the blurring boundaries between corporate culture and visual arts. Commissioned by the curators Van Lieshout has developed a site specific performance piece entitled ‘The Pitch’. Through the work he will pitch an unrealised project for CEOs of Dutch companies with corporate art collections. On Saturday February 16th, the artist pitched a new commission amongst others the CEO’s of large companies and their advisors in the theater hall of Singer Laren.
Navid NuurCity Silence, 2013–2018
‘City Silence’ consists of a series of colour prints on blue-back poster paper. This specific shade of blue is normally located on the backside of posters to prevent the underlying image to shine through. For this series, the artist depicted the blue-back on the front cover. The posters are distributed in public space in a radius of 10 km from Singer Laren.
RE:CollectingAn exhibition that explores untold stories of corporate art collections in The Netherlands.
11 December 2018 – 7 April 2019
Museum Singer LarenOude Drift 1, 1251 Laren
and public sites in The Netherlands
Curated by Mels Evers and Hélène WebersExhibition design by Edi Winarni
The exhibition ‘RE:Collecting’ has been made possible by the Mondriaan Fund, Prins Bernhard Culture Fund, Singer Laren and Vereniging Bedrijfscollecties Nederland.