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Inge MeijerThe Plant Collection

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When Willem Sandberg, the newly appointed director of Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum, held an exhibition in 1946 in honour of Piet Mondrian, he did something quite remarkable. He placed a Swiss cheese plant next to Mondrian’s paintings. For Sandberg, the aesthetic placement of a plant in the museum made a statement. No longer would the Stedelijk be an elite temple for art; rather, he wanted the public to become accustomed to contemporary art in a familiar, domestic environment. Artist Inge Meijer investigated the vanished and subsequently forgotten vegetation in the museum during the 1945–1983 period for this book, rendering its history once again visible.

  • Roma Publications
  • Language English
  • Release2019
  • Pages112
  • Format30 x 21.3 cm
  • ISBN9789492811530

Book launch of Exercices de dessin 01 by Tim Colmant, soon Exhibition of Olivier Pestiaux, La nature aime à se voiler, prolongation until January

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