As a child i didn’t trust clowns.
That feeling didn’t change ever since.
It also made me reluctant to visit Ugo Rondinone’s first solo exhibition in the Netherlands in Boijmans Van Beuningen.
However, I must admit I have to adjust my feelings, as indeed, Rondinone’s show Vocabulary of Solitude is quite impressive.
Each clown is sitting or lying on the floor, its gaze inward.
This is much more than the usual sentimental, crying clowns. This is a real image of solitude.
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Contents of the pictures courtesy Ugo Rondinone, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen