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2019

Arthallen

'Transparency of History' consists of a sculpture of epoxy resin that is an exact copy of my great-grandmother's teapot. Her name was Zwaantje. She and my other great-grandmother: Jannetje, met around 1900 in the orphanage of Huizen. During the exhibition of Arthallen by organization NOW, I revisited the work and experimented with the original mold and different edible materials. The gummy and chocolate teapots were never meant to last; time is fleeting and so are stories but what better way to tell a story than throughout food. Arthallen placed in the Foodhallen was a great place to exhibit this thought.

 

There is little to be found about their life in the orphanage. Due to a fire, all documents about the orphans of that time were lost. The orphanage itself is also no longer in its original condition. In short, only the teapot has survived from Zwaantje's childhood. (you can read more about this on the 'Transparency of History'-page)

 

Arthallen, Rotterdam

May 2019

 

During the exhibition the work 'Tulpen voor Nicolaes' was also exhibited.


MADELIEF VD BEEK

exhibition

MATERIAL

resin, chocolate, fruit, and gummy | photography

SIZE

70 by 100
50 by 50
cm