Starting January 27, the exhibition 4 Rijkscollecties & Hans Op deBeeck will be on display at Kunsthal KAdE.
The CollectionCentre Netherlands (CC NL) in Amersfoort was founded in 2021. This building of no less than 31,500 m2 houses the collections of the Dutch Open Air Museum, Paleis Het Loo, the Rijksmuseum and the Cultural Heritage Agency. A selection of these works 'in storage' will soon be on display together with objects by the Belgian artist Hans Op de Beeck (Turnhout,1969).
He is known for his monochromatic gray sculptures, large installations, drawings and videos. In these, he raises subjects such as human perception and the beauty of "the object. Hans Op de Beeck shows the viewer non-existent but recognizable places, moments and extras that seem to have been taken from actual daily life, and in doing so tries to capture the tragicomic absurdity of our existence in images. Based on various themes, Op de Beeck's works will be shown, along with works from CC NL that tie in with them. The works of art and objects from the four national collections offer an extra layer in the various staging with their stories.
Also visit the Elbow Church
In addition to the exhibition at Kunsthal KAdE, an installation by Hans Op de Beeck can be seen at the Elleboogkerk. Especially for this location, Hans Op de Beeck is creating a winter landscape. In his work, water stands both literally and figuratively for "reflection": reflecting, contemplating, contemplating.
Hans Op de Beeck: 'Water reflects and allows reflection, making the sea the ultimate environment to let your thoughts flow, to engage in introspection and let things go'.
This installation is separate from the exhibition at Kunsthal KAdE and can be visited in conjunction with the exhibition and separately.
The works of Op de Beeck and a large number of loans from CC NL will be on display together at Kunsthal KAdE from January 27, 2024.