For the collection presentation ARS LONGA VITA BREVIS in Rijksmuseum Twenthe (RMT) 2018-2021, I was asked to make a selection of their collection and present some of my own works. Eight other artists were asked the same, a.o. L.A. Raeven, Silvia B., Anne Wenzel and Bart Hess. Each of us chose one of the 9 themes formulated by the museum, all concerning the 'condition humaine'. I chose 'Controle en Loslaten' (control and letting go).
One of the first works of the collection that I chose, was Breitner's 'Girl in kimono' because of her posture. This I combined with a new version of my cut vinyl wall piece 'FeltFeld' 2013. To the left: 'revolving in this sheath of (im)possibilities' 2011, now acquired for the RMT collection.
I also selected works by Marlene Dumas, Mirjam de Zeeuw ('Schone stof' on the left), Adam Colton (the plaster Carving in the centre) and Tracey Emin. As this work is truly fitting the content, I present 'Instruction.Sculptor.Sculpture 2011 a work made in collaboration with Renée Kool. collaboration for me is the quintessence of 'control and letting go' we decided to make a new work in collaboration: '...abordons un sujet délicat' 2018: a moving installation of used glass in precarious balance, here some telling details:
'...abordons un sujet délicat' 2018, Renée Kool & Karin Arink, used glass, light, movement