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Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen received this photographs on long-term loan from H+F Patronage following Sylvie Zijlmans’ solo exhibition The Uninvited in 2006. The huge figure ‘Meami’ is named after a Korean hurricane. Drenched through from head to toe, she stares menacingly at the viewer. Because of the extremely large format and the sharpness of the photograph, the young woman appears to transcend her human characteristics: she seems to symbolise both the destructive storms itself and its victims.

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Title photograph
Material and technique Colour print, tubelar light, wood
Object type
Photograph > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Height 292 cm
Width 125 cm
Depth 40 cm
Artists Artist: Sylvie Zijlmans
Accession number 3564 a (MK)
Credits Aankoop met steun van / Purchase with support of: Han Nefkens H+F Mecenaat 2006
Department Modern Art
Acquisition date 2006
Creation date in 2006
Collector Collector / Han Nefkens
Internal exhibitions Surreëel: foto's uit de collectie van Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen (2011)
External exhibitions La La La Human Steps: A Selection from the Collection of Museum Boijmans van Beuningen (2012)
Research Digitising Contemporary Art
Colour print > General printing techniques > Printing technique > Technique > Material and technique

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Sylvie Zijlmans

Geertruidenberg 1964

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