gerlach en koop | Sunday 16 June 2019 at 11 am

Joëlle Tuerlinckx 1/MUSÉE 1999–2016 Bluestone, chalk, fixative / Blauwsteen, krijt, fixatief 30 x 30 x 2 cm Foto: Thomas Min
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Joëlle Tuerlinckx 1/MUSÉE 1999–2016 Bluestone, chalk, fixative / Blauwsteen, krijt, fixatief 30 x 30 x 2 cm Foto: Thomas Min
Joëlle Tuerlinckx 1/MUSÉE 1999–2016 Bluestone, chalk, fixative / Blauwsteen, krijt, fixatief 30 x 30 x 2 cm Foto: Thomas Min
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Joëlle Tuerlinckx 1/MUSÉE 1999–2016 Bluestone, chalk, fixative / Blauwsteen, krijt, fixatief 30 x 30 x 2 cm Foto: Thomas Min

In 2016, the curator of the Bonnefantenmuseum in Maastricht, Paula van den Bosch, invited the collective artist gerlach en koop to create an exhibition with the collection. It was entitled ‘:’. 

During this presentation, this project will be explored via contributions from the artist, art critic Koen Brams and curator Paula van den Bosch. The exhibition publication will be launched at the same time.

gerlach en koop propose the idea of a museum collection that curates itself, despite keen efforts of consecutive curators (including the invited artists themselves) to curate the collection and consecutive directors to direct it. The eccentric impression left behind—eccentric in the true sense of the word as ‘out of center’—can be explained by the simple fact that the collection hadn’t been shown like this before, almost unmasked.

The oeuvre catalogue cubics by architects and designers Jan Slothouber and William Graatsma from 1970 was taken as an example, such that it served as support for the artworks in print, just like their cubic system of blocks supported the artworks on display in the exhibition. The publication contains a long interview with the artists by a ghosted ghostwriter, in Dutch and English. Design by Charles Mazé and Coline Sunier in close collaboration with gerlach en koop. All exhibited artworks are included in this publication, works by Francis Alÿs, Dan Asher, Joseph Beuys, Marcel Broodthaers, Pieter Brueghel, Ben d’Armagnac, Bethan Huws, Oscar Jespers, Richard Serra, Marijn van Kreij, Agnes Martin, Willem de Rooij, Lily van der Stokker, Joëlle Tuerlinckx, Franz West and many others, plus several anonymous objects of different provenances and different times.

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gerlach en koop wonen en werken in Brussel en Den Haag. De collectieve kunstenaar had solotentoonstellingen in onder andere Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht (2016); Temporary Gallery, Keulen (2016); de Appel, Amsterdam (2015); Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo (2008); en Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (2004). Het collectief werd geselecteerd voor de 12e Baltic Triennial, Vilnius, Litouwen and Kraków, Polen (2015), alsook voor andere groepstentoonstellingen waaronder Zerynthia, Sassari, Italië (2018); de Appel, Amsterdam (2014, 2010); Mu.ZEE, Oostende (2013); Stroom Den Haag (2013); Vleeshal, Middelburg (2012); Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2018); Kunstverein, Amsterdam (2016); La Criée, Rennes, Frankrijk (2017/2018); S.M.A.K., Gent (2009) and GAK Bremen (2019)Zondag 16 juni 2019 om 11:0