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Inside Outside and Depth of Field #3 – Maze de Boer

Project Spaces Nieuw Dakota

Ms. van Riemsdijkweg 41
1033 RC Amsterdam
+31 (0)20 3318311

Open Thu - Fri / 11-18 hrs
Sat - Sun / 12-18 hrs

Exhibition 17 Apr — 28 May

Opening 17 Apr, 16-18 hrs


Inside Outside, Maze de Boer

Maze de Boer’s artwork Inside Outside will be installed in the backyard of Nieuw Dakota. This artwork highlights the private space behind garage doors. A garage can be seen as a universal and individual space neither inside nor outside - the interior is usually invisible for those who pass by. Inside Outside sheds light upon this hidden world with references to the local industrial activities on the NDSM wharf. What happens behind these garage doors can only spark one’s imagination.

At the end of last year the NSDM-wharf Foundation initiated De Boer’s artwork Common Ground at the Smederijplein, just behind Nieuw Dakota. Common Ground is an Indonesian playground, which was shipped to the Netherlands on account of De Boer’s participation in Sonsbeek 2016. At the same time a new playground was built according to Dutch regulations and design, and placed on a square in Jakarta. Common Ground shows that cultural differences and local standards don’t determine the way children play on a playground - it is a universal activity.

On the occasion of Common Ground and Inside Outside, Nieuw Dakota and the NSDM-wharf Foundation commissioned a third temporary (and inside) installation of Maze the Boer: Depth of Field #3. This installation exhibits the hidden world behind the garage doors. A typical ‘mancave’ where dreams may transform to megalomaniac projects. During the exhibition, Nieuw Dakota will be part of the appearance of the nearby workplaces, which beautifully define the landscape of the NSDMwharf. However, once entering this workplace it turns out to be built merely on illusion and imagination, which disorientate the viewer in a curious and playful manner.

The opening of Maze de Boer’s Inside Outside (outside Nieuw Dakota) and Depth of Field # 3 (inside Nieuw Dakota) will take place on Easter Monday.


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