„… I’m quite curious to see whether it will be successful, particularly in this location, to critically reflect and reconstruct the colonial history of this collection. The building does not offer the best conditions for this.“
„Around the turn of the year 1999/2000 I took photos for the series Kulisse. I walked through Berlin for days. I tried to find my place, my center. Construction was going on everywhere. The paralyzing standstill that had characterized the last years of the GDR and the various attempts …“
„I expected to find in my photo archive pictures of the palace mockup built around the Palast der Republik in 1993. … „
„In this mini series, I present some posts from my archive. I have always been interested in the area in the center of Berlin, which is called Schlossplatz and was once called Marx-Engels-Platz, where the Palast der Republik was located and the Humboldt Forum will soon open as a mockup of baroque palace.“
First of all this book has a great cover. It shows documentation of an early Daan van Golden exhibition on semi-transparent paper, through which the artist’s name – printed on the inside of the cover – softly becomes apparent.
At Marres, van Kreij presented hundreds of drawings and gouache paintings, from monumental works on thick watercolor paper to loose series on sketchbook paper, advertising leaflets and other printed matter.
When I first saw this book in the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico, I was intrigued by the title more than anything else, more than the actual drawings in the book to be honest.
In 2019 Marijn van Kreij took part in a commissioned work for the TextielMuseum in Tilburg (NL), on the occasion of the Bauhaus‘ 100th anniversary. In 1928, Gunta Stölzl wove one of her most famous tapestries, 5 Chöre. For Marijn van Kreij, this tapestry, or to be precise, reproductions of it and her design sketches,…
Some memories of books #1 Kay Larson –Where the Heart Beats: John Cage, Zen Buddhism and the Inner Life of Artists The Penguin Press, New York, 2012 When I read this biography in the summer of 2017 it directly influenced my work. I have fond memories of reading this book on my balcony at home…