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from February 27 2016 until August 21 2016
On 27 February Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen opens a show of both recent and earlier work by Jan van de Pavert (Zeist 1960). Van de Pavert uses objects and models to explore the role architecture plays in a new social order. The focus of the exhibition is a series of models that seem to be prototypes for design objects. The models are made from materials like plaster and plastic; round forms and clean lines give them a utopian feel. Their practicality is not the point; what matters is the promise they make for the future. In his work the artist builds on the idealistic foundations of Modernism and the progressive 1960s.
Jan van de Pavert’s oeuvre encompasses work on paper and digital animations. His approach fuels wide-ranging research. Although at first glance the images of people and plants appear to have nothing to do with architecture, the artist sees these works as monumental additions to pavilions, metro stations and other buildings.
This exhibition is on view in room 49.