As Far As I Can Reach
Group exhibition | Quartair, Den haag
How deep, how high, how fast and how far can we go?
Shall we talk about the path, which lies ahead of us?
About the work we want to create and the dreams we have.
We wonder. What are the possibilities in our everyday lives?
Can you push the sky?
The magic of the mundane only reflects when you put it out there.
The desire to always reach for the higher is the central theme of the group exhibition As Far As I Can Reach. Based on this theme, the five participating creators made new works for this occasion. Although their work and methods are completely different, they all have one similar fascination: the magic of everyday scenes. From your tears smashing on concrete to waterfalls swallowed by soaked pillows.
The exhibition was created at the invitation of Quartair, The Hague. Marilou Klapwijk was given the opportunity to determine the theme and the participating artists for this collaboration.
Sophia Den Breems
Quartair, Contemporary Art Initiatives
Toussaintkade 55, Den Haag
8 - 17th of June 2018 | 12 - 6 pm
Winning the second prize is an achievement and a disappointment at the same time. Welcome to the world. This is how it works. Sometimes you are lucky. Sometimes you always have bad luck. Contradictions are two of the same things but on a different gradation. Today is always today. An unlikely problem is a minus one problem.
Titles are very important in the work of Marilou Klapwijk (1990, Rijswijk). She develops her work starting from a one-liner, a punch line or something other people say. However, sometimes she hates it, her work is about how tot find comfort after an unpleasant experience.
For As Fas As I Can Reach she developed four ideas that challenged her in working with new materials, based on the theme of the exhibition and of course her own recurring, inescapable theme, solace.
Stormbox (It is also raining inside)
Installation prototype 1 + Print 70x120 cm
Things Other People Say
Book (first print)
(Two Above, second picture by Daan Loeff)
As Far As I Can Reach
Three layers of universe, more to come
Instruction video of prototype 1 and 2 + Audio fragment birds made by deceased uncle (Ton Klapwijk)