We are pleased to start the new year with a group exhibition
curated by Rob Bouwman and Gijs van Lith.
14 January – 18 February 2023
Gijs van Lith
We cordially invite you to our opening on Saturday 14 January from 16.00 to 19.00.
This exhibition is based on 5 simple questions Laurie Anderson talked about in her interview in the New York Times. She is an artist, visionary and leading thinker of the 21st century. For more than half a century, she has scrutinised the things we know best – our bodies, our rituals, our nation – how strange they really are. Her recent profile written by Sam Anderson is very interesting because it includes a wonderful intro that is not in the original piece, explaining how Anderson has a list of five questions she asks to find out whether what she is working on is good or not.
Laurie Anderson’s five questions:
1 Is it complicated enough?
2 Is it simple enough?
3 Is it crazy enough?
4 Is it pretty enough?
5 Is it stupid enough?
-Text by Gijs van Lith
The exhibition Really Real, curated by Rob Bouwman and Gijs van Lith, shows how artists can ask themselves questions when creating artworks. Rob Bouwman is a painter who experiments with mixing colours and applying different kinds of pigments to a surface, using homemade painting tools. Gijs van Lith explores a process of painting with a canvas that remains the trace of body movement, pure state of mind – full of naivety, hesitation, openness, wondrous discoveries, intuition and impulse. Christian Henkel is an artist who works with sculptures and installations. He has had exhibitions in Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, etc. Arthur Stokvis plays with paintings and their outdoor space. This reflects how we humans interact with the world in physical space