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Martijn Hendriks

20120701083337-_ Minimal Myth   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Ben Akkerman, Carl Andre, Bernd & Hilla Becher, Larry Bell, Mel Bochner, Nicola Carrino, Marieta Chirulescu, CHRIS CORNISH, ad dekkers, Ger Van Elk, Dan Flavin, Lydia Gifford, Raphael Hefti, Martijn Hendriks, Nathan Hylden, Donald Judd, Nicholas Knight, Sol LeWitt, Robert Mangold, Brice Marden, François Morellet, Robert Morris, Marc Nagtzaam, Kenneth Noland, Nick Oberthaler, Tomas Rajlich, Kilian Rüthemann, Jan Schoonhoven, Monika Sosnowska, Peter Struycken, Oscar Tuazon, Giuseppe Uncini, Ned Vena at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen June 2nd, 2012 - September 16th, 2012
Posted 7/1/12

Minimal art is to art what art is to things at large. Respected, but somehow standing out as a little too elitist, an easy way in the complexity of a larger universe. After the first round of sixties minimalism has been fully incorporated by institutions all over the world, even somebody who appreciates abstraction and is privy to art history might be caught frowning upon an industrially-manufactured monochromatic cube. Tackling minimal aesthetics today requires a little more sophistication than the faux n... [more]

20110514095540-mhendriks-pr Martijn Hendriks   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Martijn Hendriks at Martin Van Zomeren May 21st, 2011 - June 25th, 2011
Posted 5/29/11

Sometimes artwork forces us to evaluate our critical surroundings, to seek out a comfortable place for observation. Can we accept that we are being given almost nothing in terms of solid footing, no firm landing but a narrow ledge? And if we shift our balance, accept the arrangement and submit to the unresolved tensions of an artwork, can we end up in a less precarious place - perhaps not on level ground, but somewhere we can pause and take in the view? In Martin Hendriks’ Almost Nothing and Almost Ev... [more]

Versions_laric Versions - Connecting and Commenting   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Constant Dullaart, F.A.T.Lab, Martijn Hendriks, Jodi, Oliver Laric, NastyNets, Harm van den Dorpel, Theodore Watson at Netherlands Media Art Institute - Montevideo/Time Based Arts November 28th, 2009 - February 6th, 2010
Posted 12/11/09

    I can lose hours reading online commentary on news articles, blog entries, or YouTube videos. Sometimes I’m looking for information, like travel tips or recipe substitutions. Other times, I’m minding my own business when bham! - some totally unfounded hostile comment I should ignore draws me in. Many readers and commenters are aware of Godwin’s Law, the droll observation that all internet discussions eventually result in someone being compared to Hitler. But comment culture is not as vitri... [more]

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