Well, there you are: i proposed to publish only a few pictures as a teaser for what i think you should really go and see.
But then, when selecting pictures for this post, i was overcome by the same kind of drunkenness you get when seeing this exhibition, and here are far more pictures than i wanted to publish intially.
Source of this drunkenness is Christie van der Haak (1950), or rather her work.
She invited sixteen guest artists to show their works against the backdrop of her own wall decorations at Galerie Maurits van de Laar.
At the opening one of the artists called it a dialogue, which i think is the right idea.
But it is also a declaration of love for the works of these very different artists and even for art in general.
Most of them are no artists of the gallery, some of them are household names (at least in The Hague), some of them are quite unknown here behind the dunes, which makes the show all the more interesting.
Generally, Van der Haak’s decorations give an extra dimension to the works of the other artists.
It stresses their peculiarity, or even their mystery, if you wish.
It is as if everything takes place within one big frame story which leads you to all kinds of different narratives and temperaments, all glowing with their own characteristics.
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Contents of all photographs courtesy to all artists and Galerie Maurits van de Laar, Den Haag.
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