P O U B E L L E
The exhibition at WG Kunst project space was curated by Lisbeth Parisius and Mirjam Berloth.
The waste bin, wrappings, rubbish from the streets; it is not unusual for artists to use discarded materials and found objects to create their new artworks. Those materials that already have ‘lived’ make an excelent start for assembling new works. Another reason may be that in this way the artist is protesting consumerism and the outrages amounts of money that drive the art world. They find themselves in good company: many who belonged to the Fluxus, Zero and Arte Povera movement came before them. Arte Povera artists sometimes even destroyed their art when the exhibition was over.
Lisbeth Parisius and Mirjam Berloth invited 6 artists to join them in a short exhibition of different approaches to working with waste materials: Joanneke Meester, Just Yvette (D), Philipp Donald Göbel (D), Harm Hajonides, Jean-Philippe Paumier, Rob Vollewens.
Works on show: RibbelRibbel in various sizes and 49 blocks, cardboard (wrappers) glued to wood, impregnated with casein.
The bigger peace: Corrugated, 80 x 80 cm, made from cardboard (wrappers) glued to board, impregnated with casein, mounted to a wooden frame.