Curator's Choice: Saskia van Kampen-Prein about Thomas Rentmeister
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Han Nefkens is a writer and art collector from Rotterdam. He wants to share a vision with other people: he buys international contemporary art for his collection and gives it in long-term loan to museums, including Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen (Rotterdam), Centraal Museum (Utrecht) and the Folkwang Museum (Essen).
The exhibition Minimal Pop was on show at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen from October 2005 till January 2006. Rentmeister evokes smell, refers to the society in which we live and he uses humor in his sculptures, which are reduced to their essence. Because of the references in his works, they find themselves at the crossing between Minimal Art and Pop Art.
Curator for modern and contemporary art Saskia van Kampen-Prein shows us three works by Thomas Rentmeister. She explains how Rentmeister playfully refers to forms from the real world, and she shows why the artist makes his 'blobs' so glossy.
Camera, productie en editing: Luuk Heezen
Met dank aan:
Saskia van Kampen-Prein
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen