Curator: Christiane Berndes
Guest Curators: Daniel McClean, SUPERFLEX
What obstacles do museums encounter in the process of collecting cultural heritage? What is the nature of the tension that ensures from the proliferation of mass information sharing (the Internet) on the one hand and copyright law, which imposes limits on information sharing, on the other? What does it mean for a museum to ‘possess’ a work of art. What is actually owned?
SUPERFLEX has been invited by Van Abbemuseum to work with the museum’s collection, and responded with the exhibition In-between Minimalisms and a new work, Free Sol LeWitt - an installation made specially for the second part of Play Van Abbe.
Free Sol LeWitt
In the Free Sol LeWitt workshop a couple of workmen work daily on reproducing LeWitt’s Untitled (Wall Structure).
Free Sol LeWitt will be put into context by SUPERFLEX in the exhibition In-between Minimalisms, that comprises works by artists like Donald Judd, Carl Andre, Dan Flavin, Robert Morris and Sol LeWitt. These artworks come from the periods of Minimalist and Conceptual Art found in the Van Abbemuseum’s collection. Issues such as mass production, intellectual property, seriality and the artwork as concept are raised.