Newsletter Summer 2008
Summer 2008

Intervention #5 Karin van Dam

Contemporary artist Karin van Dam (1959) has created the installation Bumping Tumble exclusively for the museum. The result will be on display from 14 June 2008 as Intervention #5 within ‘The Collection One’. The work descends like an unfolding parachute from the museum dome. Bumping Tumble presents itself as an organism constructed from floats, ropes, buoys and fenders (objects for protecting the sides of ships).

Karin van Dam, Bumping Tumble, 2008
Karin van Dam, Bumping Tumble, 2008

The buoys and ships’ fenders were specially produced in white for this installation. The heavy white rubber forms take on a fragile nature in the serene space. Hanging from the dome by ropes and bands, they form a floating porcelain composition.

The exhibition is accompanied by a publication entitled Bumping Tumble. The publication has the character of a small independent art work, which makes a special contribution to the installation and has its own particular place within Van Dam’s oeuvre.