Saskia Noor van Imhoff #+ 21.00 – de Appel arts centre
From February 6 until April 10 2016, de Appel arts centre in Amsterdam presents the first institutional exhibition in the Netherlands by Saskia Noor van Imhoff. For this exhibition Van Imhoff constructed a new spatial installation titled #+ 21.00, which occupies the entire first storey of de Appel arts centre.
Van Imhoff intervened in the architectural structure of de Appel arts centre for her installation. She raised the floors of the first storey up, so as to place the entire floor on an equal level. In the floor she created various recesses, which give the spectator an overview of the construction. In the installations she displays several objects. The work approaches space as a site of a fictitious, artificial archaeological digging. Hereby archaeology doesn’t only function as a frame, but also as a metaphor for the passing of time that can be tied to a personal mental and physical state. Van Imhoff exposes the several layers of a time frame and thereby uncovers the structures of exhibiting, conserving, programming. In her installations the institute and the art work melt together, which demonstrates it is practically impossible to disconnect the work of art from the environment in which it is presented.
The Mondriaan Fund awarded a Project Investment for Visual Artists to Saskia Noor van Imhoff for the realisation of this work.