🪟Today we proudly ‘opened’ @tim_hollander’s Open Letter: a text work titled ‘To be chiseled out of marble’. This is the first in a series of Open Letters by The Hague artists, which will be published in our window.
🧃We want to thank @tim_hollander for their amazing contribution, and all the people who came to celebrate its reveal with us today!
🚶♀️The work will be up in our window for the duration of a month, and you can pass by whenever you like to see it!
✉️ Tim Hollander (1987, NL) works as an artist, curator, writer and designer. From a personal perspective, yet in an alternately concrete, abstract, critical and poetic manner they reflect on the vocabulary, rules, handling and presentation of contemporary art and exhibitions. They work in a variety of media, including installation, sculpture, text and publications. Behind the direct engagement with their artistic surroundings hints can be found of a more personal narrative.
📩 The recent series of lockdowns (amongst other things) have made them re-evaluate themselves, bringing lingering questions about gender, presentation and identity to the foreground. To be chiseled out of marble combines some of those questions with thoughts about current pandemic-times, barriers between inside and outside, containing and being contained, the prevention, allowance and welcoming of rot, corroding separations and a need for empathy.
💌 This work was selected amongst others following our call ‘Open Letters’. Open Letters invited The Hague artists to occupy our large storefront with messages of urgency and vulnerability. Selected works will be ‘published’ in a series of window displays using vinyl letters. The series gives artists room to publicly reflect on current times, with works given to an audience of passersby of the lively Boekhorststraat.
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