Since the start of their collaboration in 1994 Jeroen de Rijke (1970-2006) and Willem de Rooij (* 1969) have produced a select corpus of films, photographs, objects, installations and printed matter. The exhibition at K21 centers on two films: Mandarin Ducks (2005) – first screened at the Dutch Pavilion at the 51th Venice Biennale – and Point of Departure (2002) – as well as the slide installation Orange (2004). In the interview Willem de Rooij explains why this exhibition is conceived as the counterpart to a twin exhibition in Museo d’Arte Moderna Bologna (MAMbo) scheduled for April 2008. Each of these two shows highlights a different selection of de Rijke / de Rooij’s works from the last ten years, as well as documentation, source material and works by other artists. The show curated by Dr. Julian Heynen (in co-operation with Stefanie Jansen and Isabelle Malz) runs from 8th December until 13th April, 2008 at K21 Kunstsammlung NRW. By Thom de Bock.
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