hottentottententententoonstelling

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Some time ago I co-curated a show at mama (showroom for media and moving art, Rotterdam) called ‘Hottentottententen-tentoonstelling’ (november, 2002 – january 2003). They call it co-curated, but it basically comes down to whispering some of the right names in some of the right ears. Because of the shows’ theme ‘putting the craft back into craftsmanship’, we wanted to make a sort of late fourtees / early fiftees Jenever picture…

Unfortunately participants Robert Rosenau and Jan van Nuenen couldn’t make the shoot because of busyness. Present on the thing we* made anyhow (clockwise from upper left corner: Hidde van Schie, Vincent van Duin, GeeJee van der Akerboom and myself wearing the excellent Pipilotti Rist T-Shirt by 75b.

We didn’t know what to do with it, but taking the actual picture seemed more important than its purpose later. In the back you can see some of a fantastic ‘jungle’ painting by Hidde.

Turned out to be excellent log-material, eh?

*we didn’t make the picture, Rick Messemaker did. Thanks!