06.07.2018 – 29.07.2018
Triumph Gallery, Moscow
Saskia Noor van Imhoff
Sarah van Sonsbeeck
Guido van der Werve
Triumph Gallery presents the eighth exhibition of the EXTENSION project — EXTENSION.NL: Model for Consensus, which will feature the works of ten Dutch artists working with different media — painting, sculpture, video, installation.
The modern art scene of the Netherlands is primarily directed towards the experiment, which is reflected in the various approaches to which artists resort. The use of unusual materials and new techniques, the creation of site-specific installations, reflection on the image as such and its existence in the era of rapid dissemination of information and other subjects are reflected in their works.
Dutch artists attach great importance tothe appeal to tradition and the search for new opportunities in classical media, such as painting and photography. Formal experiences of neoplasticism, arte povera and conceptualism at the junction of painting and installation arethe influence of conceptualists of the 1960s, who paid more attention to the relationship between meaning and form, are the main features of the works presented at the exhibition. The artists experiment withunusual materials such as dust, metal particles and meteorite crumb. The main focus of the exhibition is reinterpretation of well-known works of art and images replicated in the media, turning no longer to the visual or intellectual experience of the viewer, but to his or her direct perception.
In this model of consensus, there is also a room for "institutional criticism", a trend in modern art that primarily focuses on critical consideration of museum practices. Esotericism and materiality of the objects themselves, an attempt to provoke a dialogue between Eastern philosophy and Western culture are also found in the works of the artists.