In part 2 of In the midst. Anna Frydman presents new aquarelles and
introductory self-portraits in the series Verzweiflung, verliebt in die
kleinen Unvollkommenden. und eingesperrt. or Despair, in love with the
little imperfect. and locked down. Maarten Dekker’s work concerns
touching, making contact and being absent. The iconic red-blue chair of
Rietveld and, more specific, the scale model is his point of departure. He
tries to find new depth in surrendered surface and to open new space. Vincent
Goes To China, by Ton Kraayeveld, mingles cultures and -isms; modernism,
buddhism and maoism. Ton’s inspiration is an orientation journey to China
in 2018, long before Covid-19 spread around the world.
In the midst. A four part digital exhibition highlighting artists in the midst of covid-19.
Suddenly, we are in isolation. We connect through our screens and our world turns out to be mostly digital. Artists of Galerie SANAA send in work they either made during this period of isolation or work they connected to these covid-19 times.
We connect to exchange whether we are ok, in the Netherlands and to overseas artists who experience the same pandemic in totally different societies. We decided to invite artists of Galerie SANAA to send in work they either made during this period of isolation or work they connected to these covid-19 times. To develop the first digital exhibition in 10 years, to connect through art and to give way to the imagination, the creativity – because this can not be locked down.