Leon de Bruijne
14.12.2019 – 23.02.2019
Opening: Friday, December 13th 2019
6pm: Kerstboomkanon, Friedrichsplatz (near Staatstheater)
7pm: opening at Kasseler Kunstverein
With MODUS, the Kasseler Kunstverein is organizing the first institutional solo exhibition in Germany of the Dutch artist Leon de Bruijne. For the first time, several of his large-format installations can be seen together in one exhibition, giving the public an insight into the artist’s working methods.
The exhibition opens on 13.12.2019 at 18 o'clock with the project "Kerstboomkanon", which Leon de Bruijne has developed together with the artist Willem van Doorn.
The opening in the rooms of the Kasseler Kunstverein will take place at 7 pm.
Tue – Sun & public holidays 11 am – 6 pm
Closed on December 24, 25 and 31, 2019
Open on December 26, 2019 and January 1, 2020
Everything is on the move. And everything should move. Fast or slow. Whether with drama, seriousness or humour. In Modus, the kinetic installations of the artist Leon de Bruijne draw the attention of the audience by their movement. Whether it is a flying Christmas tree (Kerstboomkanon, 2017), slowly polished chairs (Quick Sand, 2015) or street lamps transformed into spinning tops (Dutch Delight, 2019), we are waiting for this movement in de Bruijne’s works. The slow and absurd vandalism of his works creates a poetic atmosphere in which the public finds a connection between art, technology and everyday objects.
The exhibition will be accompanied by an edition.
Leon de Bruijne (*1992), lives and works in Amsterdam.
The exhibition is supported by:
Kulturamt der Stadt Kassel
Hessisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst
Botschaft des Königsreichs der Niederlande