Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen and Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art collaborated to present a parallel exhibition. During Angela Bulloch’s solo exhibition SHORT BIG DRAMA in Witte de With, her wall painting BODYSPACEMOTIONTHINGS (2011) was on view in one of the galleries of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen together with a selection from the museum’s collection, namely works by Donald Judd and Christopher Wool.
The wall painting BODYSPACEMOTIONTHINGS (2011) is part of the Rules Series, which Canadian artist Angela Bulloch (1966) has been developing since the 1990s. The series consists of a growing collection of rules and norms incorporated in monumental wall paintings. The text in this painting refers to the instructions given to the public for Robert Morris’s installation BodySpaceMotionThings in Tate Modern London in 2010. The painting also documents snippets of a newspaper article devoted to the number of injuries incurred among visitors due to interaction with the installation. Bulloch’s wall painting questions the role that museums and other institutions must assume when dealing with installations that encourage public interaction.
Bulloch studied at Goldsmiths College in London in the 1980s and now lives and works in Berlin.
Opening at Witte de With – Closing weekend Marijke van Warmerdam
The opening of SHORT BIG DRAMA at Witte de With on 20 January coincided with the closing weekend of the exhibition ‘Close by in the distance’ by Marijke van Warmerdam at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, which was on view until 22 January 2012.