Raul Marroquin's R.G.B. (1989)
The show runs from March 3rd until June 2011 as part of The Temporary Stedelijk 2 at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. Closing date will be announced later this spring
Witzenhausen Gallery is pleased to invite you to the exhibition on behalf of Raul Marroquin.
R.G.B. is a small black and white television which has its screen covered with red, green and blue stickers. The title makes reference to the image construction of a color television: red, blue and green light. The stickers add literally color to the noise of the black and white screen. The naïf design of R.G.B. is to be understood as a demystification of capitalism’s constant pressure to innovate technology, in particular television sets. This criticism is also found in other works by Raul Marroquin; In 1980 the artist organized the First World TV Convention, an event during which the artist let TV sets communicate with each other. As and artist and media critic, the artist writes regularly about the relation between art and technology. Between 1971-1978 he published the magazine Fandangos, dedicated to the actual development of video art.
About the exhibition
The Stedelijk Museum continues its temporary program with Temporary Stedelijk 2, which focuses on the renowned collection of modern and contemporary art and design. Selections from the collections are presented in innovative ways within the current conditions of the building. Making Histories: Changing Views of the Collection highlights the breadth of the museum’s collection, including both renowned and lesser-known works and recent acquisitions, while distinctive aspects of the collection are highlighted in two thematic presentations: Recollections and TV as…. To encourage exploration and expand upon the content of the exhibition, the Stedelijk has developed a multi-faceted program of public and education events.