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Summer in the museum and in the harbour
June 2011

Machteld Wijlacker with DOCK

DOCK is on display in Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen from 2 July. In this exhibition Machteld (Max) Wijlacker takes up the challenge of making a new work in the Serra gallery.

Machteld Wijlacker, DOCK (2011) Installation of wreckage and demolition wood, Photo: Peter Bak (2011) Courtesy: the artist
Machteld Wijlacker, DOCK (2011) Installation of wreckage and demolition wood, Photo: Peter Bak (2011) Courtesy: the artist

One of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen’s most fascinating and complex spaces is the gallery in which Richard Serra erected his steel walls in the 1980s. For this space Machteld Wijlacker has created a sort of city from driftwood and weathered materials. ‘This installation is a direct confrontation with Waxing Arcs by Richard Serra. The sobriety of the steel against the variety of the wood. A meeting of different colours and weathered textures.’ Her ‘city' is made up of palisades, which the visitor moves between and under. Wijlacker has attempted to create an installation in which visitor can lose themselves.

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