Surely “the future is female” may sound like a statement to which some people, notably males, might react with some fear.
However, whether one’s business is in seeds or in eggs, we all need a future and “the future is female” will certainly not imply a more peaceful future.
At best it would imply a bit of a more just future regarding the relationship between the sexes, and, let’s be fair, that is quite basic in life and society (as justice is always basic).
Does that have anything to do with the present exhibition at PARTS Project?
Not really, except that, apart from the text writer, the actors are an all female cast.
These thoughts are intuitive and personal, sometimes a bit poetic or philosophical.
Generally Janssen makes clear how the visual arts, this world of signs and meanings, can accompany human life and can have a personal impact on one’s ways of seeing.
In Janssen’s case it also means a lot of love for these signs and meanings, love he has in common with many an art collector.
And that is how it is possible that for instance such sugar sweet works like Lily van der Stokker’s are in the same room as the once virgin canvasses that were sent into the world by Karin Sander to become stained and assaulted, as we all are, male or female.
The concept of intuitive and associative texts combined with works of art works very well.
Text writer Janssen worked together closely with curator Francis Boeske and the result is this already 10th of the PARTS projects of which i sincerely hope there will be more in future, female or not.
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© Villa Next Door 2018
Content of all photographs courtesy to the artists, the owners of the works and to PARTS Project, Den Haag