Willem de Rooij – Intolerance

Exhibition in the New National Gallery in Berlin

Dutch artist Willem de Rooij (*1969) combines images – in media as diverse as sculpture, film or text. Where earlier film installations had a sculptural quality, recent exhibitions of his work became artpieces in their own right, often incorporating found material or appropriated works of art. Intolerance consisted of a temporary installation and a three-fold publication, both produced for the Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin.
The installation could be read as a three-dimensional collage, which showcased and confronted a group of paintings by 17th century Dutch artist Melchior d'Hondecoeter with a group of 18th century ceremonial objects from Hawaii. This confrontation resulted in a visual study of the triangular relationship between early global trade, conflict and mutual attraction.

Artistic director: Udo Kittelmann
Artist: Willem de Rooij (NL)

Venue and schedule:
New National Gallery, Berlin, 18 Sep. 2010 – 2 Jan. 2011


Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

Neue Nationalgalerie

Von-der-Heydt-Straße 16-18

10785 Berlin

www.smb.spk-berlin.de (external link, opens in a new window)