Solo 12 – GERALD VAN DER KAAP i.c.w. Van Abbemuseum

april 23rd until May 28th, 2017

Opening Sunday april 23, 15.00 h

Gerald van der Kaap takes the centre stage at Club Solo’s twelfth solo exhibition. Van der Kaap has always worked in a variety of artistic disciplines and in nearly all types of media, starting out with photography, magazines and music, moving on to computers, trash TV and CD-ROMs, and finally to digital video and live video (VJ) performances. He works in a conceptual and experimental way, questioning current events and history from the point of view of the medium he is working in.

The works in this exhibition were created during travels and artist residencies in places all over the world, which he now shows in a bizarre mix of images. They range from photography magazine ZIEN (which he founded during his academy days) to “trailers” for his experimental art film Beyond Index, which will be shown in cinemas in the near future.


Van Abbemuseum’s Choice: A Man, A Village, A Museum – Qiuzhuang Project

Van Abbemuseum will be responding to Gerald van der Kaap’s work by adding a piece picked from its own collection: A Man, A Village, A Museum – Qiuzhuang Project by Chinese artist Li Mu. For one year, Mu collaborated with the inhabitants of his native village Qiuzhuang. They copied Van Abbemuseum’s conceptual art collection. These copies were then exhibited. At Gerald van der Kaap’s solo exhibition, four video pieces will be shown, covering the four seasons Li Mu spent on his project.

Met dank aan Gemeente Breda, BKKC, Provincie Noord-Brabant, Mondriaan Fonds, Nederlands Filmfonds en Interakt.