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A Room, 4 Minutes - as part of the WDWXXV edition set

A Room, 4 Minutes - as part of the WDWXXV edition set, 2015 - Germaine Kruip

A Room, 4 Minutes - as part of the WDWXXV edition set, 2015

Germaine Kruip  

80 x 20 cm / 31.5 x 7.87 inch
Edition of 15 copies, signed and numbered by the artists on a certificate (with the exception of Lawrence Weiner)

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  • Medium: 10 lambda prints in plexi box frame
  • This edition is a suite of 10 prints each measuring 20 x 80 cm in a plexi box frame
  • The Lawrence Weiner print that is part of this set is unsigned
  • Ships from the Netherlands in 5 to 10 business days

about this work

Germaine Kruip's edition A Room, 4 Minutes not only refers to her previous work A Room, 24 Hours, in which a lamp rotates 380 degrees over a time span of 24 hours, but also acts as a tribute to the work of artist David Lamelas, whose first retrospective exhibition in Europe, A New Refutation of Time, took place at Witte de With in 1997.

This edition is part of a set that was produced in the context of Witte de With’s In Light Of 25 Years. On the occasion of its 25th anniversary, Witte de With examined its history, dedicating its ground-floor gallery to a series of commissioned presentations by a select group of contemporary artists. Each participant created an image-based work that analyzed certain sediments of contemporary art history. Presented on a large-scale double-sided light box these anniversary commissions were visible to the city day and night. Throughout 2015, In Light Of 25 Years functioned as a space for artists and curators to respond to developments in contemporary art, its landscape and possibilities, departing from Witte de With’s past program.

WDWXXV brings together the ten In Light Of 25 Years commissions. Presented in a slim Plexiglas box frame, inspired by the light box itself, this limited edition portfolio features ten high quality prints by the participating artists Özlem AltinWineke GartzCamille HenrotGermaine KruipMahonyRaimundas MalašauskasZin TaylorFreek WambacqLawrence Weiner, and Xu Zhen. Have a look at the individual artist pages to read more about each specific edition. 

about Germaine Kruip

Since moving from theatre to the art world in the early 2000s, Germaine Kruip has been pursuing several lines of thought and work: her interest in ephemerality and where it condenses briefly into a physical or visual moment; in scenography of uncontrollable or ungraspable phenomena, such as the ever-changing daylight and the passage of time; in ritual and performance as abstracted moments of everyday life; in historical and art historical examples of attempts to reach abstraction by means of geometry – and finally in the desires, theories and ideologies that underlie these attempts.

The language of simple geometrical forms, such as circles or squares has deep roots in the histories of ideas, science, religion and art. Kruip employs these shapes in order to explore the relationship between art and ritual in repetitive gestures, which aim to subtly alter perception. By emphasising the gestural and physical origins of abstractions, she questions whether an absolute abstraction could ever be possible at all.

(courtesy of Stedelijk Museum)

Germaine Kruip had solo exhibitions at venues such as Museum De Paviljoens, Almere; Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf; Vleeshal, Middelburg; and Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel. Group shows include Mary Mary, Glasgow; ExtraCity, Antwerp; Witte de With, Rotterdam; Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Grazer Kunstverein; MIT LIST Visual Center; The David Roberts Foundation, London,; and The Drawing Centre, New York.

Germaine Kruip is represented by the following galleries;
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Sofie Van De Velde, Antwerp 

The Approach, London

Parra & Romero, Madrid / Ibiza  

You can also discover more of Germaine Kruip’s work on her own website

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