Until 11 October 2009
The starting point for Intervention #10 is Putrih’s interest in the architecture of subtraction in the spaces created within hollowed-out rocks and MOS’ research into heap structures. The architecture of the installation relates to both these in interests. Pieces of polystyrene protrude through a plywood grid, forming a sturdy structure. The exterior and interior are rough like brick. The internal chamber can be accessed via two side openings in the installation.
Tobias Putrih & MOS
Putrih studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana and at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. This installation at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen is his first exhibition in the Netherlands. He lives and works in New York, Boston and Ljubljana. MOS is a collective of designers and architects. The two principals, Michael Meredith and Hilary Sample, teach at Harvard University and Yale University while maintaining the practice.
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen gives a prominent position to contemporary art through a series of presentations that reflect upon the building and the collection. These interventions establish a dialogue with works from the collection, thus focusing visitors’ attention and stimulating the imagination. Intervention #10 by Tobias Putrih & MOS can be seen in the displays of The Collection Two.