Back to the Future and Roald de Boer at Billytown, The Hague

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The present show at Billytown is called Back to the Future, but it might as well be called Back to Basics. (Make sure to see it soon, the show is in its last week!)

Navid Nuur

Navid Nuur

 

Navid Nuur

Navid Nuur

Probably the first work you’ll see when entering the gallery is Navid Nuur’s The Explicator. It’ll make you doubt if any explication would do, what any explication would hide or what it would generate.

Rumiko Hagiwara

Rumiko Hagiwara

Right round the corner you’ll see Rumiko Hagiwara’s video of an A4 paper, as a confirmation of Nuur’s suggestion.

Navid Nuur

Navid Nuur

 

Navid Nuur

Navid Nuur

 

Rumiko Hagiwara

Rumiko Hagiwara

 

Rumiko Hagiwara

Rumiko Hagiwara

 

Navid Nuur

Navid Nuur

 

Navid Nuur

Navid Nuur

 

Rumiko Hagiwara

Rumiko Hagiwara

In this way the whole exhibition is well orchestrated.

Marijn van Kreij

Marijn van Kreij

 

Maarten Sleeuwits

Maarten Sleeuwits

The other two artists taking part in the show are Marijn van Kreij and Maarten Sleeuwits.

Maarten Sleeuwits

Maarten Sleeuwits

 

Maarten Sleeuwits

Maarten Sleeuwits

 

Maarten Sleeuwits

Maarten Sleeuwits

Sleeuwits shows his recast pewter spoons on a table by Nicholas Riis, specially made for them, as well as

Maarten Sleeuwits

Maarten Sleeuwits

 

Maarten Sleeuwits

Maarten Sleeuwits

mirrors printed with the places where they were presented.

Marijn van Kreij

Marijn van Kreij

 

Marijn van Kreij

Marijn van Kreij

One of Van Kreij’s latest victims for re-representation seems to be Bauhaus designer Gunta Stölzl.

Rumiko Hagiwara

Rumiko Hagiwara

Hagiwara has a special corner for her video Space between Yellow and Blue, starting with the yellow heart of a dandelion and ending in the blue sky, another work that avoids representation or – staying with Nuur – explication.

Roald de Boer

Roald de Boer

 

Roald de Boer

Roald de Boer

As a small counter-exhibition Billytown’s kitchen offers works by Roald de Boer.

Roald de Boer

Roald de Boer

 

Roald de Boer

Roald de Boer

He shows a combination of sex, death and personal history in pictures and examples of his Magazine ZINE.

Roald de Boer

Roald de Boer

 

Roald de Boer

Roald de Boer

It feels like meeting an old friend after many years.

Roald de Boer

Roald de Boer

[Click on the pictures to enlarge]

Bertus Pieters

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