Transformation/ Inspiration

September 16th 2012 until November 25th 2012

Kleiner We Connect

Contemporary art in the Japan Museum SieboldHuis. Multimedia installations from Madelon Hooykaas and Keiko Sato inspired by Siebold’s 19th century collection, his story and the historic building on the Rapenburg.

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For this exhibition the Dutch artist Madelon Hooykaas and Japanese artist Keiko Sato were also influenced by current issues. They are not only connected by their interest in Japan but by their mutual interest in nature and the exploration of how technology and nature can unite. These themes are explored in the many different installations and transform the entire museum, from the basement to the top floor, from the courtyard to the garden.

The exhibition Transformation/Inspiration is more than a voyage of discovery through the world of Siebold and contemporary art. The artists awaken the viewer’s awareness of life itself, of humans as part of nature, the inseparability of all things but also how the influence of the human touch often has an irreversible effect. Both artists make visible and palpable that which is present but not always tangible. It is in this way that their art deepens our experience of the world. 

The exhibition was realised thanks to financial support from the Mondriaan Fonds.

Keiko Sato will give a lecture and Madelon Hooykaas will give a tour around the exhibition on 14 October at 14.00. Please sign up using info@sieboldhuis.org

For more information visit our website. www.sieboldhuis.org