The present exhibition at Helder is curated by Ton Kraayeveld (1955), who combined works by himself with works by Tonio de Roover (1973), Tanja Smit (1961), Maarten Janssen (1960) and Jean-Pierre Zoetbrood (1950).
In spite of the title the works on show are all but anachronistic.
It is difficult to find a common denominator for the show but the combination works very well and makes for an interesting exhibition with very different perspectives.
All five artists have a kind of stubbornness in the way they make their work without showing off with that stubbornness.
They are all masters of their practices.
Rather than anachronistic they seem to hover along time.
Even Kraayeveld’s paintings, which might be called the most historically retrospective in the exhibition, show modernism as a presence and not as a reflection in time.
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Contents of all photographs courtesy to all artists and to Galerie Helder, Den Haag