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

    Twenty-fifth steel cardinal, 1974, Carl andre

    Twenty-fifth steel cardinal, 1974, Carl andre

    Composition en blanc et noir II, 1930, Piet Mondriaan

    Composition en blanc et noir II, 1930, Piet Mondriaan

    Sixty stones, 1975, Richard Long

    Sixty stones, 1975, Richard Long

    Kind, 1952, Karel Appel

    Kind, 1952, Karel Appel

    Vorbereitung vor Betreten der Tate Gallery ("Wie Knochen entstehen") (aus der Serie: Words Which Can Hear), 1970, Joseph Beuys

    Vorbereitung vor Betreten der Tate Gallery ("Wie Knochen entstehen") (aus der Serie: Words Which Can Hear), 1970, Joseph Beuys

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      Twenty-fifth steel cardinal, 1974, Carl andre

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      Composition en blanc et noir II, 1930, Piet Mondriaan

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      Sixty stones, 1975, Richard Long

    • 4

      Kind, 1952, Karel Appel

    • 5

      Vorbereitung vor Betreten der Tate Gallery ("Wie Knochen entstehen") (aus der Serie: Words Which Can Hear), 1970, Joseph Beuys

  3. De Vleesstal, 1551-1555, Pieter Aertsen

    De Vleesstal, 1551-1555, Pieter Aertsen

    De Vleesstal, 1551-1555, Pieter Aertsen

    De Vleesstal, 1551-1555, Pieter Aertsen

    Maria Magdalena, 1490-1500, Artist unknown

    Maria Magdalena, 1490-1500, Artist unknown

    Still life with fruit and glass, 1670-1680, Henri de Fromantiou

    Still life with fruit and glass, 1670-1680, Henri de Fromantiou

    De zondeval, 1550-1560, (Master of Paulus and Barnabas?)

    De zondeval, 1550-1560, (Master of Paulus and Barnabas?)

    1505-1510, Master of the Nenkersdorfer retabel (mathias Plauer?)

    1505-1510, Master of the Nenkersdorfer retabel (mathias Plauer?)

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      De Vleesstal, 1551-1555, Pieter Aertsen

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      Maria Magdalena, 1490-1500, Artist unknown

    • 3

      Still life with fruit and glass, 1670-1680, Henri de Fromantiou

    • 4

      De zondeval, 1550-1560, (Master of Paulus and Barnabas?)

    • 5

      1505-1510, Master of the Nenkersdorfer retabel (mathias Plauer?)

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

    Twenty-fifth steel cardinal, 1974, Carl andre

    Twenty-fifth steel cardinal, 1974, Carl andre

    Twenty-fifth steel cardinal, 1974, Carl andre

    Composition en blanc et noir II, 1930, Piet Mondriaan

    Composition en blanc et noir II, 1930, Piet Mondriaan

    Sixty stones, 1975, Richard Long

    Sixty stones, 1975, Richard Long

    Kind, 1952, Karel Appel

    Kind, 1952, Karel Appel

    Vorbereitung vor Betreten der Tate Gallery ("Wie Knochen entstehen") (aus der Serie: Words Which Can Hear), 1970, Joseph Beuys

    Vorbereitung vor Betreten der Tate Gallery ("Wie Knochen entstehen") (aus der Serie: Words Which Can Hear), 1970, Joseph Beuys

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      Twenty-fifth steel cardinal, 1974, Carl andre

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      Composition en blanc et noir II, 1930, Piet Mondriaan

    • 3

      Sixty stones, 1975, Richard Long

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      Kind, 1952, Karel Appel

    • 5

      Vorbereitung vor Betreten der Tate Gallery ("Wie Knochen entstehen") (aus der Serie: Words Which Can Hear), 1970, Joseph Beuys

  5. De zondeval, 1550-1560, Artist unknown

    De zondeval, 1550-1560, Artist unknown

    De zondeval, 1550-1560, Artist unknown

    De zondeval, 1550-1560, Artist unknown

    De Vleesstal, 1551-1555, Pieter Aertsen

    De Vleesstal, 1551-1555, Pieter Aertsen

    Still life with fruit and glass, 1670-1680, Henri de Fromantiou

    Still life with fruit and glass, 1670-1680, Henri de Fromantiou

    1505-1510, Master of the Nenkersdorfer retabel (mathias Plauer?)

    1505-1510, Master of the Nenkersdorfer retabel (mathias Plauer?)

    Maria Magdalena, 1490-1500, Artist unknown

    Maria Magdalena, 1490-1500, Artist unknown

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      De zondeval, 1550-1560, Artist unknown

    • 2

      De Vleesstal, 1551-1555, Pieter Aertsen

    • 3

      Still life with fruit and glass, 1670-1680, Henri de Fromantiou

    • 4

      1505-1510, Master of the Nenkersdorfer retabel (mathias Plauer?)

    • 5

      Maria Magdalena, 1490-1500, 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