Built with Berta.me

  1. In the work Invisible Present, Vaasen brings forth new stories and
    images from depths of science and history, setting these in relation
    to the artwork. She is interested in the subjectivity with which the
    value of works of art is determined. Such as political motives and
    societal developments that in the past have influenced the creation
    of art history.

     

    For the outside world works of art seem to remain unchanged, but
    every work contains its own tiny universe of micro-organisms that
    live and develop. Ordinarily remaining unknown and invisible, their
    presence sometimes produces observable effects—some rusty
    discoloration, a musty smell, or crackle in paint. By amplifying the
    presence of the micro-organisms of the artwork, Vaassen makes
    palpable the external reality which we usually laminate with images
    and stories, limiting the world in the act of giving it internal
    meaning.

  2. Twenty-fifth steel cardinal, 1974, Carl andre

    Twenty-fifth steel cardinal, 1974, Carl andre

  3. De Vleesstal, 1551-1555, Pieter Aertsen

    De Vleesstal, 1551-1555, Pieter Aertsen

  4. Twenty-fifth steel cardinal, 1974, Carl andre

    Twenty-fifth steel cardinal, 1974, Carl andre

  5. De zondeval, 1550-1560, Artist unknown

    De zondeval, 1550-1560, Artist unknown

  6. This project is the beginning of a collection and is still in process.

  7. Special thanks to van Abbemuseum and Bonnefantenmuseum

    Made possible by the Mondriaanfonds