This exhibition brings together 54 works to form a coherent reflection of Martin Creed's versatile and characteristic oeuvre and has been realized in close collaboration with the artist.
invites the viewer to journey in to the inner world of British artist Martin Creed: a world that often functions as a critique of society through its humor and tongue-in-cheek irony. The visitor encounters works with cacti, balls and light bulbs, stacks of toilet paper rolls, chairs, tables and a wall covered with broccoli paintings. In the midst of the artworks live piano music is heard - played according to precise instructions from the artist and witnessed by an incongruous marathon runner who periodically passes through the museum.
Playful vision of the world
highlights Creeds playful vision of the world and his ongoing fascination with the common and the everyday object. Inspired by daily life Creed makes simple but idiosyncratic works. With minimal intervention to the familiar items he employs, Creed allows the materials to speak for themselves. The everyday chaos Creed experiences forms an ongoing trigger to create art. Consequently, it results in artworks consisting of arrangements and stacks of similar objects or serial repetitions of the same gesture.
The performances, that are also a part of Creed's show, are on display at set times:
- Work No. 850 (runners) - On Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm
- Work No. 2734 (roving musicians) - On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 2:00 pm until 4:30 pm (and on other days in a smaller formation)
- Work No. 736 (piano player) - On display daily
Martin Creed (1968) is a visual artist and musician, living and working in London. He is one of the leading artists of his generation having won the Turner Prize in 2001. Museum Voorlinden has been following Creed’s work for many years and has collected a broad selection of his work. By staging
Museum Voorlinden continues its exhibition program with artists that are strongly linked to the collection. A smile, a frown, a moment of inspiration, the visitor is free to interpret and associate freely.
Voorlinden is a new private museum for modern and contemporary art at a magnificent estate in the dunes at Wassenaar, a stone's throw from The Hague. Businessman and art collector Joop van Caldenborgh realised his dream here in 2016: a museum of international allure that houses his renowned collection. The attractive white building offers a space for Van Caldenborgh's rich and surprising collection, permanent works of art made especially for the museum and temporary exhibitions.