From January 27, 2024, the exhibition 4 State Collections & Hans Op de Beeck will be on view at Kunsthal KAdE.
Amersfoort is home to the Netherlands Collection Center (CC NL). In this building of no less than 31,500 m2, the collections of Het Nederlands Openluchtmuseum, Paleis Het Loo, the Rijksmuseum and the Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed are stored. A selection of these works 'in storage' will soon be on display together with objects by the Belgian artist Hans Op de Beeck.
He is known for his monochromatic gray sculptures, large installations, drawings and videos. In these, he raises subjects such as the image of man and the beauty of "the object," themes that can also be found to a large extent in the collections of the National Archives. Hans Op de Beeck shows the viewer non-existent but recognizable places, moments and extras that seem to have been taken from actual everyday life, and in doing so tries to capture the tragicomic absurdity of our existence in images. The artworks and objects from the four national collections, with their stories, offer an additional layer in the various staging.
The works by Op de Beeck and a large number of loans from CC NL will be on view together at Kunsthal KAdE from January 27, 2024.