Jewish Museum – Willem de Rooij
The Jewish Museum in New York received from the Mondriaan Fund a grant International Presentations for the display of new work from Willem de Rooij. His work Bouquet XI is on display until April 19, 2015.
Willem de Rooij’s Bouquet XI is a monumental, visually complex floral sculpture composed of species indigenous to the Middle East – inspired by the fact that Israel is a major flower exporter. The drifting pollen alludes to the conflicts and harmonies that arise when borders are traversed and cultures collide, while the display of Middle Eastern flora, thousands of miles from their native habitat, hints at other global forms of movement, such as trade and commerce.