Invitation to slow down
Eight photographs by Satijn Panyigay (1988, Nijmegen) are added to the museum’s collection and will be housed in the photography storage compartment. The images come from two series that Panyigay made in the empty museum building, showing the deserted galleries without art or visitors. Panyigay makes photographic work that invite the viewer to slow down.
She documented the building’s interior shortly after its closure, resulting in the series Twilight Zone (2020), which was exhibited at Art Rotterdam in 2021. On invitation of the museum Panyigay recorded the renovation’s progress and the removal of asbestos from the building in subsequent visits. For her second series, Soft Solace (2021), she photographed spaces during the removal of the asbestos that she had not documented for the first series. The incoming light seems to offer a soft solace.