Museum De Pont

Newsletter July 2017

ON VIEW

Fiona Banner

Runway (AW17)
until 27 August 2017

"My three visits to De Pont each year aren't really enough. To be honest I hadn't yet heard of Fiona Banner. The way she combines text and images is unusual. With her work the distinction between art and literature becomes blurred. Particularly intriguing is the space containing the book The Nam. Because of the light changing color, you're forced to adjust your gaze, while the image itself is static. Her work compels you to keep on looking, in order to see the underlying messages and examine it more deeply." Visitor Paola Pasculli in the newspaper Eindhovens Dagblad read more
In this video Fiona Banner tells about her exhibition at De Pont. 

Summer at De Pont

until 3 September 2017

As the celebration of our 25th anniversary approaches, we are already putting our own collection in the spotlight throughout the summer. Now on view in the new wing, built specially for new media, is an initial selection of works considered part of this category. Among them is Isaac Julien's impressive work Better Life from 2010. The moving Anima, by Charlotte Dumas, can also be seen; and Michel François is represented with dozens of posters and the humorous film Autoportrait contre nature from 2001. read more The podium space is entirely dedicated to the work of Rob Birza. In addition to drawings and paintings, two recently acquired Cool Blankets are also being shown here. read more

Sculpture Guido Geelen

Guido Geelen has created, specially for De Pont, a water sculpture that has recently been given a permanent place on the terrace. It is a complex construction of cast bronze cords that refer to the textile industry, in which De Pont's building has moreover played a role. As with previous sculptures, Geelen has not removed the channels used in the casting of the bronze: he regards these as, in fact, an integral part of the work. The complexity of the structure is emphasized by the water that trickles down along the bronze construction and ultimately disappears between the bricks beneath the sculpture. Because of this, the work never has the same appearance from one minute to the next. Due to the effect of the water droplets and weather conditions, the bronze will also change color through the course of time.
During HappyHour@depont on 20 July, at 5:15 pm, director Hendrik Driessen will talk with the artist about how this new acquisition came into being. read more 

DePont@25

In celebration of the museum's 25th anniversary, De Pont has provided the opportunity to acquire a special work of art over the past five months. Five artists, represented in the museum's permanent collection, each created a work in an edition of twenty-five. The response was overwhelming. Hundreds of interested people from all over the country signed up to be able to purchase an artwork, and every month twenty-five lucky individuals were drawn from the lottery. The museum looks back on this festive activity with a sense of satisfaction that it brought the artists and the public closer together. We thank Toon Verhoef, Charlotte Dumas, Marc Mulders, Marien Schouten and Reinoud van Vught for their generous contributions to this special gift on the occasion of De Pont's 25th anniversary. View videos of their creative processes here.

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