On the 6th. December, Voerman will give a lecture at the Dutch Embassy in Tokyo.
Time: 19:30h. (doors open at 19:00h.)
Place: Deshima Lounge, Netherlands Embassy, 3-6-3 Shibakoen, Minato, Tokyo 105-0011
If you want to attend, please sign up through: TOK-PPC@minbuza.nl
Rob Voerman - Entropic Empire
Rob Voerman (1966) is a dutch artist working in different media: sculpture, photography, painting, printmaking and installation-art. Voerman is often inspired by modernist architecture and the utopian ideas about society on which they are based. During his career of about 22 years, Voerman has shown his work in various corners of the world and his work has been collected by several major museums like MoMA,
Hammer Museum in Los Angeles and by the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. In this lecture he will talk about his work in general. And he will also tell more about the thoughts behind the work and how it developed over time. Rob Voerman will also tell more specifically how he connects his larger installations, often in public space, with his engagement for example towards ecology and city-planning.
How is it, to work in different countries and environments and what does it takes to develop rather complex projects? And how can one really connect with local audiences in countries for example like China and DR Congo?
Voerman has just worked for about 3 months in Tokyo with the kind support of The Mondriaan Fund and The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Voerman will tell what this work-period meant for his work and in what way this shaped the work for the show in Ayumi Gallery Cave. For Ayumi Gallery Cave, Voerman has also build a large site-specific installation and will explain his thoughts behind that particular work and how it was to work in Tokyo in general.