The Elephant in the Room (2017)

Intervention, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, with Mirjam Linschooten and Alejandro Ceron

Together with Mirjam Linschooten and Alejandro Céron, I exhibited the piece The Elephant in the Room in-between the Van Abbe's collection Display. On the occasion of Van Abbe Museum's and Dutch Art Institute's Caucus becoming more.
The Elephant in the Room consists of a projection of a painting of a dead elephant, a set of black carpets and a black dog roaming around in the room. The Painting, Dode Olifant Jack in een Landschap (Dead Elephant Jack in a Landscape, 1849), by Conradijn Cunaeus is part of the art collection of the Artis-Zoo in Amsterdam and depicts exactly what the title promises, a dead elephant lying peacefully in a landscape. This name Artis (Natura Artis Magistra) stands for “nature is the teacher of art,” suggesting an exchange between nature and art.


Photos by Sanne Kabalt and Malcolm Kratz


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