From 9 August to 20 September 2018, the Art Gallery of De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) will host the exhibition “Margriet Luyten & de kunstbemiddelaars”. This exhibition will feature Margriet Luyten’s film Levenswerk II (30 min.), in which she meets eight art intermediaries, including museum directors, art historians, gallerists and an art advisor. The art mediators are Flor Bex, Liesbeth Brandt Corstius, Deborah Campert-Wolf, Anny De Decker, Rudi Fuchs, Lily van Ginneken, Wim van Krimpen and Henk van Os, the intermediaries between the artwork and the public. In looking back on their life with art and forward towards the future, they tell us about their love for art.
In addition, a variety of works of art will be shown from the intermediaries’ own collections, including works from Wobbe Alkema, Yvonne Dröge Wendel, Günther Förg, Ed Gebski, Erik van Lieshout, Hermann Nitsch and Tomas Rajlich. Works once bought, donated, given or exchanged, demonstrating how they literally take their love for art home.
In her work, Margriet shows the passing of time within her objects and her working method. She recently made two portraits of each mediator using the time-consuming technique of gum printing. These portraits will be shown for the first time in the exhibition.
Time is essential in Margriet’s work. What is time with regard to man and his (mortal) body? She portrayed centenarians, gave existing infant death portraits a new lease of life and followed the deathbed of her own mother. Levenswerk II is a follow-up to the 2013 Levenswerk I – de kunstenaars. That film shows portraits of nine artists in the final phase of their working lives: Roger Raveel, Loes van der Horst, Ger Lataster, JCJ Vanderheyden, Henk Peeters, Ata Kandó, Nono Reinhold, Co Westerik and the recently deceased Armando.
The exhibition is open on weekdays from 9 August to 20 September 2018 in DNB’s Art Gallery, Westeinde 1 in Amsterdam, by appointment only. Appointments can be made by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or telephone (+31 20 524 2183). Visitors will be asked to show valid proof of identity