Tim Hollander’s work ‘To be chiseled out of marble’ was selected amongst others following the open 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.
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 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.
You are free to pass by and view the work whenever you like, as it is exhibited in our window.