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In the Land of the Giants

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Time-Line (Spheres, Angles and the Negative of the 2nd Derivative), 2012 © Courtesy of the artist and Gallery Barbara Thumm, Berlin. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij
In the Land of the Giants

Museumplein 10
1071 DJ Amsterdam
Netherlands
May 16th, 2013 - September 1st, 2013
Opening: May 16th, 2013 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM

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The exhibition In the Land of the Giants presents six new paintings and a selection of drawings by Jo Baer (b. Seattle, 1929). In the 1960s and 1970s, Baer, along with contemporaries such as Donald Judd and Sol LeWitt, was one of the pioneers of Minimal Art. The paintings and drawings in the exhibition illustrate Baer’s interest in the practices of our Neolithic past, with stone, astronomical alignments, skull cults, and ancestor worship as her subject matter. Baer became interested in this prehistory while living and working in a Norman castle in rural Ireland from 1975 to 1982. A recent visit to Neolithic sites inspired her to create the series of paintings for which the vast “Hurlstone” came to form both subject and object.

- See more at: http://www.stedelijk.nl/en/40051/exhibition-jo-baer-in-the-land-of-the-giants#sthash.iHxtleIw.dpuf


 De tentoonstelling 'In the Land of the Giants' presenteert zes nieuwe schilderijen en een selectie tekeningen van Jo Baer (Seattle, 1929). Baer behoorde in de jaren ’60 en ’70 tot de pioniers van de ‘minimal art’, met generatiegenoten als Donald Judd en Sol LeWitt. 

De schilderijen en tekeningen in de tentoonstelling tonen Baers interesse in het Neolithische verleden: met steen, astronomie, schedelcults en voorouderverering als onderwerpen. Zij raakte hierdoor gefascineerd toen zij van 1975 tot 1982 in een Normandisch kasteel op het Ierse platteland woonde en werkte. Een recent bezoek aan diverse Neolithische locaties inspireerde haar tot de serie schilderijen, waarin de gigantische ‘Hurlstone’ centraal staat.

- See more at: http://www.stedelijk.nl/agenda/tentoonstelling-jo-baer-in-the-land-of-the-giants#sthash.u5XULHFu.dpuf