Arike Gill, Le Palais de l’électricité, at Stroom, The Hague

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In the OpZicht (OnSight) series, Stroom presents newly registered artists in The Hague. This time it’s Arike Gill. She has made

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an enormous drawing representing the optimistic atmosphere of the Exposition Universelle of 1900 in Paris. In a sequence from dreamlike colours

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to the black and white of the photographic memory, branchlike structures reach out apparently to disrupt the scene, even using electric

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light, probably from the represented Palais de l‘électricité. Man shows his optimistic ambitions but there is clearly something working against that.

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Bertus Pieters

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