Museum Bronbeek: BRONBEKERS IN BEELD (SCULPTURES)
Detail railway from the installation De Spoorzoeker (The Tracker), 30 m, 2013
06 . 04 . 13 - 31 . 12 . 13
For 150 years, Bronbeek is a home for retired soldiers (Bronbekers) and a museum at a particular estate. The museum shows the history of the Dutch East Indies and the Royal Dutch East Indies Army (KNIL).
As part of the 150th anniversary there will be the exhibition 'Bronbekers in Beeld' from April 6 2013.
There are seven contemporary artworks on the grounds of the museum placed. The works show occupants of Bronbeek from the period from 1863 to now, telling the story about Bronbeek, the colony and the KNIL.
The locations of the works are linked to an essential feature of the life of the respective 'Bronbeker'.
Concept / development project:
Museum Bronbeek, Max Meijer and Lique Schoot
Lobke Burgers, Dedden & Keizer, Eun Young Lee, Maria Roosen, Lique Schoot, Rob Voerman and Peter Zwaan
May 17, speaker Hedwig Saam, director Museum of Modern Art, Arnhem
Tuesday through Sunday 11.00 - 17.00
About my work:
Sourced from photographs and letters in the family archive, including the memoir Dirk Jan wrote about his experiences as a prison laborer on the Pakanbaroe railroad, The Tracker is an installation in which artist Lique Schoot searches for traces of the life of her grandfather, Bronbeker Dirk Jan Schoot (1898 - 1989). This period in his life marked a turning point both for him and for the generations thereafter. The installation consists of three paintings, a book about the life of Dirk Jan and three railways of 5, 25 and 30 meters, which are partly within and partly outside the museum Bronbeek.
More information on the website of the Mondriaan Foundation - text NL
About the catalogue - text NL