Carolein Smit in SKELETON in Museum Beelden aan Zee
October 9, 2015
The body’s armature in contemporary sculpture
30 October 2015 to 8 February 2016
Vernissage: 1 November 2015, 17:00
This autumn, Museum Beelden aan Zee presents an exhibition exploring the role of the skeleton in contemporary sculpture. SKELETON is the result of close collaboration with collector Bert Kreuk, whose substantial contribution involves numerous loaned works.
Throughout the years, humankind has remained the most common subject of sculpture (and art in general). Nowadays, artists often use the human body to make specific intrinsic commentary, the body becomes the conveyor of emotional life and of social and political conditions. This exhibition examines the meaning of the skeleton in contemporary art. What remains of the notion of memento mori? The skeleton has proven to be an artistic form that has more than stood the test of time, but how has this concept changed over the years? The exhibition includes work by Matthew Day Jackson, Urs Fischer, Carolein Smit, Caspar Berger, Atelier van Lieshout, Sandro Setola, Gijs Assmann, Tunga, Anthony Gormley and Jonathan Marshall.