Tell Me What Do You Think; Twelve Twelve gallery, The Hague

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Silvia Bakker has opened a new gallery in The Hague’s town centre. Its name is Twelve Twelve indicating there will be a new exhibition every month. She prefers art with a politically or socially engaged twist. This month she shows works by three artists: Karl Ketamo, Wouter Willebrands and Gert Scheerlinck.

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In the gallery’s basement Ketamo, who graduated from the Royal Academy The Hague this year,  shows his project Crossing Boundaries/Shifting Landscapes which is about migration, with a double-visioned video, a book and some prints.

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The book and the prints show fragments from pages of passports of different nationalities.

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Scheerlinck shows works that seem to contain criticism in one way or another but which are also open to more interpretations.

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Willebrands combines his abstract works with titles that become part of the works and make them less abstract.

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The gallery is a small place but it invites the viewers to think about what they see, hence the title of the show. Artistically this is a good and promising start.

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[Click on the pictures to enlarge]

Content of all pictures courtesy to the artists and Twelve Twelve gallery.

 

Bertus Pieters

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