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  • Date

    24/03/2023 24/09/2023
  • Location

    Buitenplaats Doornburgh, Maarssen, NL

The large group exhibition EXODUS, including works by Eva Spierenburg, Antonio Jose Guzman and Monika Dahlberg, opens at Buitenplaats Doornburgh on 23 March 2023. Hundreds of artists from various disciplines submitted work for the Open Call. A curating committee selected the most inspiring artworks for the exhibition, which takes place in the former monastery located at the Buitenplaats.

The Open Call EXODUS formed the basis of the exhibition. A curating committee including Raul Balai, Rikko Voorberg and Onno Zijlstra was overwhelmed and surprised by the quantity and high quality. Committee chairman Yuki Kho: 'It was a big but also fun task to make a selection together from the more than 700 entries. We are proud of the final result. It contains work made in different disciplines, by makers from different backgrounds, and together it tells a polyphonic story. Many works chafe, questioning urgent contemporary social issues.'

The EXODUS exhibition, which follows the cloisters past small cabinets and large rooms, is dynamic in both form and content. There is room for intimate and personal works, such as Eva Spierenburg's sophisticated collages (Royal Prize for Free Painting 2022) and artist Szu-Han Lin's fragile waterfall of paper about her own emigration past. But there is also outspoken spatial work that visitors can get totally absorbed in. Like Antonio Jose Guzman's critical installation with textiles, or AnneMarie van Splunter's sea of salt mountains.

Also on show are: Mario Sergio Alvarez, Fatima Barznge, Airco Caravan, Anook Cléonne, Sam Drukker, Loes Groothuis, Esther Hoogendijk, Domenique Himmelsbach de Vries, Jaasir Linger, Mehdi Mashayekhi, Joyce Overheul, Marieke Ploeg, Sybren Renema, Hanan Saif, Gurt Swanenberg, Celine van den Boorn, Marcha van den Hurk with makers of Pauluskerk Rotterdam, Alydia Wever and video artists such as Zhixin Liao & Bernardo Beirão, Thom van Rijckevorsel and Roosje Verschoor. Artists Monika Dahlberg, Wianda Keizer and Cecilia Rebergen will create new site-specific work for the exhibition as artist in residence.