Club Solo organizes a series of lectures together with residents from De Ateliers. In these lectures artists tell about their work in relation to their residency. It is then up to the artist to approach another resident to give the next presentation. Minne Kersten is recommended by Leo Arnold (EN), artist Club Solo’s De Ateliers lecture February 2020.
Minne Kersten (NL) is an artist based in Amsterdam. Drawing from a background in literature, she develops large-scale installations, video, sculptures and drawings that function as the scenery of a fictional world. Refiguring organic and building materials, she constructs a visual language that places humans, objects and architectural elements in a new relationship — often according to an absurd logic.
She recently exhibited in the final show of her residency at De Ateliers where she was a participant from 2018-2020. She graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in 2016, where she holds a BFA at the Image & Language department. In 2018, she participated in the Slow Writing Lab (post-graduate trajectory of the Dutch Foundation for Literature). Her works originate from a desire to tell stories and construct environments that support these stories or propose their own narrative interpretation.
In this lecture Minne Kersten tells about the current developments in her work.