CONTROLLED ACCIDENTS

Heringa/Van Kalsbeek

Controlled Accidents – Heringa/Van Kalsbeek

Monograph
Solo exhibition Cruel Bonsai – Heringa/Van Kalsbeek
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, 2007

English / Dutch
165 pages, 29 x 20 cm
ISBN: 978-90-811976-1-8

Design: Jozee Brouwer

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Fantastic and almost unreal, the colorful sculptures of this Dutch duo resemble exotic plants and post-futuristic machines, uneasily suspended in a process that defies laws of gravity.

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This publication about the work of Heringa/Van Kalsbeek has been published as part of the show Cruel Bonsai at the Stedelijk Museum CS, Amsterdam, that ran from 14 September 2007 until 6 January 2008.

With an introduction by Marjan Boot (curator Stedelijk Museum) and essays by Kiene Brillenburg Wurth (comparative literature, utrecht University) and Sander van Maas (musicology/philosophy University of Amsterdam, Utrecht University).

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The show at the Stedelijk was the first big museum solo for Heringa/Van Kalsbeek. The chaotic, sensuous, visual pleasure that their work generates in its viewers has been given a special form in the book Controlled Accidents: a collector’s item!

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