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Germaine Kruip
DUTCH
DAYTIME (SITE-SPECIFIC INSTALLATION)
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 22,000 EUR
JUMP TO LOT
37
Germaine Kruip
DUTCH
DAYTIME (SITE-SPECIFIC INSTALLATION)
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 22,000 EUR
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Global Contemporary, Rijksakademie

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Amsterdam

Germaine Kruip
B. 1970
DUTCH
DAYTIME (SITE-SPECIFIC INSTALLATION)
2004-2009
mirror, steel
this unique work will be installed on location
c. 100 x 200 cm / 39.37 x 78.74"
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Provenance

donated by the artist

Exhibited

Some recent solo exhibitions
The Approach, London 2010, 'A room, 24 hours'
Museum De Paviljoens, Almere 2009, 'Germaine Kruip: Only the title remains'
Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf 2009, 'Aesthetics as a way of survival' Art Basel 2008, 'Art Statements'

Some recent group exhibitions
Hiroshima Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo 2009, 'SILENCE (A composition)'
Pilar Parra & Romero, Madrid 2009, 'Geoplay (Part I)'
SMAK, Ghent 2008/09, 'Faux Jumeaux'
Marc Foxx, Los Angeles 2007, 'Zes'
Stedelijk Museum CS, Amsterdam 2004, '20/20 vision'

Literature

Selected publications
Dominic van den Boogerd [et al.], Germaine Kruip: The Illuminated Void, Rotterdam: Veenman Publishers 2008
Will Holder, Maxine Kopsa, Just in time: voorstel tot gemeentelijke kunstaankopen, Amsterdam: Stedelijk Museum 2006
Le Nouveau Siècle, Amsterdam: Museum Van Loon 2006
Roel Arkesteijn, Respect: forms of community, contemporary art from the Netherlands, Amsterdam: Mondriaan Stichting 2006

Catalogue Note

Working from a conceptual and performative heritage, Germaine Kruip employs the existing architecture or public space as the actual stage for her work, through highlighting its characteristic effects. Sound, light, monumental or gestural interventions serve to double, complement or deny the surrounding space. With her interventions, Kruip turns the viewer into the actual protagonist of her works. In stage-like spaces set up with minimal means, the viewer becomes aware of himself and his perception, which becomes a component of the work. She makes use of the conditions of a site, such as the play of light and shadow in a room or a view of the outdoors, artificially doubling them and thus subjecting them to manipulation. This process of reflection questions the relationship between fiction and reality, authenticity and representation.
Daytime is a rotation of seven mirrors, one side coated black, installed to fit in a window frame.
It reflects daylight into the space; one rotation completed every 14 seconds. They produce a reflection that alternately swells then shrinks – a play of light to the rhythm of gentle breathing.

Germaine Kruip was resident artist at the Rijksakademie in 2000-2001.
She won the 2nd prize of the 1999 Prix de Rome (NL) and the Charlotte Köhlerprijs (NL) in 2001.

www.germainekruip.com

Global Contemporary, Rijksakademie

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Amsterdam