Nies Vooijs at Heden art centre, The Hague

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To write a review for the Villa La Repubblica blog (read the full article here – in Dutch, and see some more pictures) about Nies Vooijs’ exhibition,

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I visited Heden art centre where she presently has an exhibition at the centre’s gallery.

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Vooijs obtained the Heden Oeuvre Award last year for an oeuvre spanning some thirty five years.

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The prize is given to artists who have reached an age of (some kind of) wisdom and have created an inspiring and consistent body of work throughout their careers in The Hague.

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There is certainly no lack of consistency or of inspiration in Vooijs’ works.

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In the exhibition she shows a few oils from the 1980’s and more recent works.

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Her works are particularly difficult to describe. They are neither figurative nor abstract, neither narrative nor conceptualist.

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It sounds like a terrible cliché, but they are just themselves.

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In the basement of the gallery is her big cash book with cuttings from newspapers and magazines and there are cuttings and small objects pinned to the wall as well. You could call it a room of inspiration.

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[Click on the pictures to enlarge]

Bertus

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