After Rentmeister had assembled refrigerators into gigantic blocks, filling every hole with baby-cream he turned these “white ware” sculptures into literally white “ware” piles of cotton bulbs, tampons, sheets and pillowcases, underwear, different brands of washing-powder, soap, sugar and sugar cubes . In the 2005 solo show in museum Boijmans van Beuningen we could recently witness these formal sculptures and images out of consumer goods: “Minimal Pop”.
Thomas Rentmeister made a selection of new works for his third solo-show at Ellen de Bruijne Projects, ranging from a shiny milk-white polyester floor-sculpture, to a trashy found-object reminiscent of leftovers of a successful celebration of “something”; From a wooden box with a variety of cotton wool products to a constellation of pipes which reminds most of a giant “walker” (rollator).
Be prepared to meet a humorous and surprising, concentrated and serious Rentmeister show on the 29th of November!In Dolores:Erkka Nissinen - Absolute Moron
A retrospect at the start of one’s career – admittedly that sounds a little paradoxical. But not quite so in the absurdist universe of Erkka Nissinen: in a place where Arnold Schönberg looks like a mix between Yoda and Leatherface, Karlheinz Stockhausen is a foulmouthed ordinary yoghurt-thief, where a prostitute, a cook and a panda bear are abducted by an institution which confronts them with their ethical and moral positions within society, and where one is treated on a lecture about the social construction of reality given by a man himself not part of either reality or of any social construction, in that place a retrospect may as well take on the meaning of a preview.
Erkka Nissinen (Finland, 1975) lives and works between Helsinki, Hong Kong and Amsterdam. He just finished his period as a resident at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam. Some of his most recent shows include Kluuvi Gallery in Helsinki, 1a Space in Hong Kong and Lombard/Freid projects in New York.
During the weekend of the opening Nissinen will present his latest work – still in production at the moment - during RijksakademieOPEN, the open studio program of the Rijksakademie:
Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 November, from 11:00 to 19:00, Rijksakademie, Sarphatistraat 470, Amsterdam, www.rijksakademie.nl
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