2021

Er komt een bui aan

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  • Katrin Brack, Yayoi Kusama, Cindy Sherman
  • Katrin Brack, Yayoi Kusama, Cindy Sherman
MADELIEF VAN DE BEEK
Art installation
MATERIAL
Various flowers and plants, moss // wood, string, metal, fabric // LD lighting
SIZE
± 2 by 2 meter
The language of flowers has existed for centuries: going from biblical stories about forbidden fruits to narcissistic narcissuses and holy, yet sensual, lilies. The impact flowers have on our global, cultural, and historical experience is immense. They play not only a part in the geographic landscapes. In our history and our art; but also in traditions, myths, and folklore.

One could assume, that we pick flowers and arrange these in a vase so we can watch them decay. In some way, this has become a manner to show and notice the fleeting of time. Fresh flowers symbolize beauty and decay at the same time. 

Nothing lasts forever. Certainly not these flowers. This work will only exist for this exhibition. Er komt bui aan (translates as: a storm is coming) address the transience and the fragility of my material, and thus that of life.

This work was exhibited at the degree show of the Willem de Kooning academy in Rotterdam,  from October 27, 28, 29 30 (2021)
  • Katrin Brack, Yayoi Kusama, Cindy Sherman
  • Katrin Brack, Yayoi Kusama, Cindy Sherman
  • Katrin Brack, Yayoi Kusama, Cindy Sherman

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Madelief van de Beek

Visual artist and musician.