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"ABSORB a Collabortation by Liet Heringa Heringa and Maarten Van Kalsbeek"
2001-07-14 until 2001-10-07
Liet Heringa (b. 1966) and Maarten van Kalsbeek (b. 1962) have been
collaborating for some years now, presenting their work exclusively as a
duo. Their method resembles the way musicians improvise, playing and
reacting to one another. Their work is a fusion of existing objects and
natural elements in porcelain or cast in bronze, subsequently treated
with wax, vaseline and honey.
The exhibition consists of 11 sculptures, including a monumental piece
to be erected in the centre of Amstelveen after October.
The Rietveld Pavilion was designed by Gerrit Rietveld in 1955 for the
presentation of small sculptures for the Sonsbeek exhibition. In 1965 it
was relocated to the Kröller-Müller Museum's sculpture park. Among the
artists whose work has been shown in the pavilion are, more recently,
Jean-Marc Bustamente and Carel Visser.
Over the past few years Heringa/Van Kalsbeek have exhibited in the
Museum of Modern Art in Arnhem, the Haags Gemeentemuseum and
other venues. ABSORB is their first outdoor show.