Exhibition views

 

Beer (Bear), 1997

Boijmans Ahoy Drive-thru museum
Boijmans Ahoy, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 2020
Group exhibition

Exhibition views

 

Another day, 2011

Lucht
Museum Kranenburgh, Bergen, The Netherlands, 2020
Group exhibition

Other works

 

De golf (The wave), 2020

De golf (The wave), 2020
acrylic paint on paper
21 x 29,7 cm

Exhibition views

 

In the distance, 2010

zeitlos. VOM WESEN DER ZEIT
Kunsthalle Göppingen, Göppingen, Germany, 2020
Group exhibition

Film and video

 

Hands making a circle, thumbs up, 2020

Hands making a circle, thumbs up, 2020
digital film loop: H264, aspect ratio 16:9, black and white, 0’12”
14,8 x 21 cm
unlimited edition

Note / MvW uses paint and simple hand gestures to create a spot of brightness: an appeal for more positivity.
⁠This work is part of the “Online Only” series launched by Annet Gelink Gallery, in a time when we are all dealing with the new reality of social distancing, quarantine and solitude.

Hidden works

 

75 jaar vrijheid Vijfje, 2020

75 jaar vrijheid Vijfje, 2020
(75 years of freedom five euro coin)
coin; silver
ø 33 mm
edition 6.500

75 jaar vrijheid Vijfje, 2020
(75 years of freedom five euro coin)
coin; silver plated copper
ø 29 mm
edition 15.000

75 jaar vrijheid Tientje, 2020
(75 years of freedom ten euro coin)
coin; gold
ø 22,5 mm
edition 1.000

Note / For the commemorative coin honouring 75 years of freedom, MvW sought an image evoking the festive atmosphere of the liberation. On the reverse side of the coin we see, embossed, the number 75 in the shape of an elegant banner.
The same type of banner frames the portrait of King Willem-Alexander on the coin’s front. A union is formed by both text and image, and the two sides of the coin. The result is a coin with depth and dynamic.

Other works

 

Switch, 2020

Switch, 2020
duratrans, lightbox
45 x 45 cm
edition 10 + 5 AP
publishers: MOREpublishers, Brussels

Exhibition views

 

Drop, 2012

Viagem ao princípio: Ida e volta – 30 anos da Coleção de Serralves
Museu de Serralves, Porto, Portugal, 2019
Group exhibition

Exhibition views

 

Videoland – 10 jaar Kunsthal KAde
Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort, The Netherlands, 2019
Group exhibition

Hidden works

 

Luchtvaart Vijfje, 2019

Luchtvaart Vijfje, 2019
(Aviation five euro coin)
coin; silver
ø 33 mm
ed. of 4.500

Luchtvaart Vijfje, 2019
(Aviation five euro coin)
coin; silver plated copper
ø 29 mm
ed. of 15.000

Luchtvaart Tientje, 2019
(Aviation ten euro coin)
coin; gold
ø 22,6 mm
ed. of 1.000

Note / The front of the coin carries the portrait of the King, outlined by dots that remind one of radar images. On the reverse side, the map of The Netherlands appears in similar relief. One also sees a modern airplane that casts its shadow onto the Earth in the shape of a historical airplane. The distance between the airplane and its shadow symbolizes the time which has elapsed.
On all three versions the typography is of equal size, causing the letters to appear larger on the smallest coin, and smaller on the largest coin. When all three coins – the largest in silver, the medium a BU coin and the smallest in gold – are placed next to each other, it seems that the position of the airplane and its shadow slightly shifts; the airplane is flying!

 

Sculpture and installation

 

Roman dog walk, 2018
WAV file, 1’56”

Exhibition views

 

De camera en de engel
Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2018
Group exhibition

Film and video

 

La visione, 2018

La visione, 2018
Digital film loop: ProRes 422 HQ, aspect ratio 16:9, colour, 1’36”
approx. 300 x 530 cm
edition 3 + 1 AP

Note / La visione is one of the many film loops Van Warmerdam made recently while during a longer stay in Rome. One might describe the motif in this work as “appearing” and “disappearing”. The camera plays with the aura of bright sunlight behind the statue of an angel. About her work, the artist says: ‘It’s important to me that the work moves in some way or another, either literally or figuratively. I’m looking for clarity, too – for a simple image that intensifies for example through repetition.’

Exhibition views

 

Polyphon
Langen Foundation, Neuss, Germany, 2018
Group exhibition

Sculpture and installation

 

De zucht (The sigh), 2015

De zucht (The sigh), 2015
bandoneon, instruction label, wood, lacker
42 x 27 x 25 cm

Note / De zucht is a performative work in which air is involved. You hear one tone when you stretch the bandoneon and then, when you release it, with the help of the air valve, it’s as though you hear a sigh.
MvW: ‘At the time I didn’t know that the word bandoneon came from Heinrich Band, the inventor of the instrument and ‘Fueye’ is tango-speak for bandoneon, meaning “bellows”or “lung”. It was only after I had named the work, that I discovered that the so-called “suspiros” of this instrument literally means the sighing of the bandoneon.’

Sculpture and installation

 

Water, 2015

Water, 2015
installation with ceramic ink on glass, mirror
880 x 900 cm

Sculpture and installation

 

Good night, 2014

Good night, 2014
installation of 12 pillow cases with print, cushions, filling
85 x 100 x 20 cm each

Note / Aside from the actual movement one sees in the artist’s film loops, there is often a suggestion of movement in her work. No wonder that one sees a hand here waving goodbye on a cushion. MvW: ‘When you leave you wave farewell, you tell the world where you are “Good night”.’

Sculpture and installation

 

Time is ticking, 2014

Time is ticking, 2014
installation of 12 blankets, pure lambs wool
240 x 220 cm each

Note / Van Warmerdam stretches time in her films by using a loop. The sense of time disappears and a dream state ensues because of the hypnotic effect of the film loop. Dreams occur under blankets but time disappears there in another way. MvW: ‘Sometimes older people experience and read time differently. Maybe the blankets are a summons; “Time is fast, soon it’s past!”.’

Sculpture and installation

 

New balls, please!, 2014

New balls, please!, 2014
multi channel sound installation with wood, glass, metal, speakers, sound equipment
sound recording 96Khz-24bit, 8’30”
approx. 280 x 1900 x 135 cm

Note / New balls, please! is a sound piece to which a sculpture has been added. The sound of bouncing tennis balls can be heard emanating from the work, with its zigzag-frontage and vibrating windowpanes. The installation is a response to the exceptionally tall windows in the Seitenlichtsaal at the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf.

Sculpture and installation

 

Open even when closed, 2013

Open even when closed, 2013
cardboard, silverleaf
52 x 93 x 62,8 cm

Sculpture and installation

 

Drop, 2012

Drop, 2012
multi channel sound installation for staircase
sound recording 96Khz-24bit, 2’38’’
variable dimensions
edition 2 + 1 AP

Note / MvW: ‘For Museo Serralves in Porto I made a new work Drop, in which a bouncing ping pong ball through sound boxes comes down a staircase. This sound installation connects two museum floors and invites a visitor to walk down the stairs to visit the second part of the exhibition.’

Sculpture and installation

 

e, 2012

e, 2012
offset on carton, plastic
approx. 8 x 16 x 23 cm

Note / MvW: ‘For Museo Serralves in Porto I made this mini basket with “and” cards in Portuguese. As well as being my next exhibition location after Rotterdam, this is also another work in itself and so it always remains a case of and, and, and…’

Sculpture and installation

 

i, 2011

i, 2011
offset on carton, plastic
approx. 12 x 36 x 25 cm

Note / MvW: ‘For Museo Serralves in Porto I made this mini basket with ‘and’ cards. As well as being my next exhibition location after Rotterdam, this is also another work in itself and so it always remains a case of and, and, and…’

Sculpture and installation

 

Sculpture and installation

 

Uit of thuis (Out or at home), 2010

Uit of thuis (Out or at home), 2010
installation with glass, photograph, metal
283 x 334 x 10 cm

Note / The work Out or at home, as in Walk-through landscape of 2000, makes use of a game of ’tis-’tisn’t. The work hangs at the entrance to a block of flats, which the artist defines as a home base where you either are, or are not. From the right of the work a slug can be seen and from the left a snail. MvW: ‘To me, making art is not so much a goal in itself, reacting to things is a particular motivation for me. That’s what I did here.’