exhbition view Stedelijk Museum, Alkmaar (2019 - detail)


catalogue number: hdv 2019.111.1
date created: 2019
classification: installations
work type: floor installation
medium: cockles from the north sea
dimensions: variable dimensions
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current repository: temporary installation
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comment: this installation was made especially for the exhibition 'herman de vries. voor jullie voeten' at the Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar, and refers to herman de vries’ childhood memories: "my father was interested in butterflies; my older sister was interested in plants and i was already won over as a child. the best thing was actually when we were in the dune valley of petten, where that horrible building is located now, as a child i experienced a completeness of the world that i cannot describe in words. i heard the gulls, i smelled the sea, i lay on the ground among the creeping willows, i smelled the damp soil where the peat moss grew with sundew in it, i knew all that." [text courtesy Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar, Alkmaar]
photo/scan: L.A.C. Lieu d'Art Contemporain/Bastien Candille
rights & reproduction: herman de vries
exhibition history
2019 'herman de vries. voor jullie voeten', Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar, Alkmaar
2019 'herman de vries', Borzo Fine Arts, Amsterdam (PAN Amsterdam 2019) [modified]
2021 'herman de vries. 90 ans', L.A.C. Lieu d'Art Contemporain, Sigean/Narbonne