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Isabelle Andriessen: Dorm

18 September 2021 00:00 - 23 Januar 2022 00:00

Matter may be living, nonliving, or dead – you might expect the distinctions to be explained in an elementary biology lesson. But are those distinctions really as clearcut as they may seem? Dutch artist Isabelle Andriessen (1986) explores in her sculptures the gray area between them.

Her sculptures contain elements that react to each other and their surroundings, so that her works are constantly in motion. Using electricity, cooling systems and chemical processes she causes her sculptures to 'sweat', leak, and crystallize, as though they were actors performing from a script.

Andriessen seeks to give materials a certain viability. She enables her sculptures to act as performers by tapping them into a closed system, causing the materials to be activated throughout the exhibition. Especially for DORM, Andriessen developed new sculptures in which organic shapes fuse with elementary and architectural forms. They refer both to the original function of De Pont – a former wool mill – and to a grim future.

More info: https://depont.nl/en/exhibitions/program/isabelle-andriessen

Picture: Isabelle Andriessen, Necrotic Core, 2021, ceramic, aluminum, iron(II) sulphate, stainless steel, water, cooler, pump, Photo: Aurélien Mole

Isabelle Andriessen: Dorm
De Pont Museum
Wilhelminapark 1
5041 EA Tilburg
Netherlands

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