Viewpoint exhibition confronts you with the way we react to art

Viewpoint exhibition confronts you with the way we react to art

Sep 10, 2012 |  by  |  Art, Event
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Huis Marseille is getting ready for Viewpoint, their new exhibition. For the most part, it’s based on their own collection that has been built up throughout the years. But there are also a few contributions from other renowned museums, such as De Pont in Tilburg. What to expect? A balancing act between photography and other forms of visual arts. But it goes further than that; Viewpoint is about the studies of the way one views art. The specific juxtaposition of the viewer and the viewee is exactly what is brought into perspective in an intriguing manner.

One of the most interesting and probably most well-known works is that of Rineke Dijkstra, ‘I see a woman crying (Weeping Woman)’. Back in 2009 she set up a very interesting experimental project at the Tate Liverpool museum. She filmed a group of 12-year-old schoolchildren as they stood before Picasso’s 1937 painting of a weeping Dora Maar. Without ever seeing the painting itself, you are pulled in as the emotions of the children evolve and their body language reveals more than one might expect.

Viewpoint / A closer look at showing

When: Opening September 14th at 17:00
Where: Huis Marseille, Keizersgracht 401
Website: Viewpoint


Images courtesy of Huis Marseille

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