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20140806173431-06 Bringing private passions into the public realm   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Hai Bo, Zhang Dali, Wang Guangle, Ai Weiwei, Qiu Xiaofei, Zhang Xiaogang, LIANG Yuanwei at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen June 14th - September 21st
Posted 8/6/14

For the better part of their lives Henk de Heus and his wife Victoria de Heus-Zomer have worked to build up their business. The De Heus animal feed company has a hundred year history but it wasn’t until the last couple of decades that the family business from rural Barneveld boomed, becoming a world leader in animal nutrition, a multinational active in fifty countries. The de Heus-Zomer couple has invested a sizeable part of the resulting fortune in art. Since the late eighties they have col... [more]

20110123143550-haibo1 Here, There, Wherever   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Hai Bo at Pace/MacGill Gallery January 20th, 2011 - February 26th, 2011
Posted 1/23/11

In Samuel Beckett’s classic play Waiting for Godot, Estragon and Vladimir do their best to kill time while they wait for someone whom they wouldn’t even recognize if they saw him. It’s absurd, of course, but it can also be understood as a life-affirming allegory: it doesn’t really matter if you take an active or passive approach to life, either way will work. The photographer Hai Bo (pronounced: High Bo) employs both strategies. He creates scenarios in which old friends and acquaintances interact... [more]

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