Matts Leiderstam, View (Westpoint), 2003 now in the collection of Museum Voorlinden in Wassenaar (NL)
Matts Leiderstam, View (Westpoint), 2003
Tryptich of framed C-prints 44,5 x 47,5 cm, edition 6 + 2 AP
collection Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar
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With Pick of the Week we present weekly exemplary works from the gallery program, starting from the first show in 2008 till now.
View (Westpoint) was one of the works from the exhibition Seen from here by Matts Leiderstam. The opening was also the inauguration of our gallery on Saturday 26 April 2008.
From the press release :
Viewing nature, built-up areas and the things that surround us in general, is an experience that is partially determined by our culture. We even perceive unspoilt nature through our ‘cultural glasses’, which causes it to become a depiction; a landscape. For many centuries, artists have been delivering artistic interpretations of our environment. And their works as well as the context in which these are exhibited, feed back into this (cultural) experience of viewing. Matts Leiderstam is interested in this interaction and in how context and time influence our perceptions. Leiderstam revives for example the meanings of old paintings, investigates their origins and the way that these images are being presented and seduces the audience with new stories.
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Previous works in Pick of the Week:
#1 Matts Leiderstam, View (Westpoint), 2003 – collection Museum Voorlinden