from January 20 2007 until October 28 2007
Andro Wekua has developed a new installation specially for Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. A contemporary intervention with an almost classical atmosphere, it occupies a pivotal position in the new hang of the old master’s collection. A boyish figure rocks on a rocking chair, mysteriously concealed behind the coloured glass of an enormous display case. Collages add to the work’s classical, dreamy and mysterious character.
Wekua was born in Sochumi, Georgia in 1977. For several years he has lived and worked in Zurich. His work comprises paintings, drawings and collages. He has also recently begun to make sculptures, videos and installations. Wekua’s ‘Wait to Wait’ has been realised under the auspices of the H&F Patronage and has been acquired for Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen’s permanent collection.
Works by Andro Wekua have recently been acquired by museums including the
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York and the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris.
The museum is giving contemporary art a prominent place in its new displays in the form of three artist’s presentations that reflect upon the collection and the building. These visual statements are intensified through alternation with works from the permanent collection, establishing a dialogue that heightens the senses and encourages contemplation. Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen has an active programme of exhibiting and responding to leading international artists.