Collectie H+F te zien in Barcelona

Begin deze week opende in Foto Colectiana in Barcelona de tentoonstelling ‘Parts and the Whole’, samengesteld uit de H+F Collectie van verzamelaar Han Nefkens. De kunstenaar Ignasi Aballí selecteerde zestig beelden, die tot eind april volgend jaar zijn te zien.
Uit het Engelse persbericht:

“I’m attracted to images that aren’t immediately clear, that leave a space for interpretation in your mind to complete them.” This is how Han Nefkens describes the collection he began seven years ago and which now comprises 450 works from nearly 80 artists from all over the world. A great promotor of cultural initiatives, Han Nefkens has developed his collection as a means of creating other projects. Nefkens works with leading European museums carrying out specific projects. He also promotes collaboration initiatives between artists and organisations fighting AIDS.

It was Nefkens himself who suggested to the Barcelona artist Ignasi Aballí -who has enjoyed a long and highly acclaimed career- that he himself choose photographs from the H+F Collection. Nefkens invited Aballí to offer his own vision of the works and discover new relationships between the photographs. The title of the exhibition, THE PARTS AND THE WHOLE, refers to the duality between fragmentary visions of reality and visions that aim to show this reality from a more global perspective.

Standing out amongst the pieces selected by Ignasi Aballí are those that best reflect the objectives of Han Nefkens: works that stimulate thought and a renewed look. There are images that show their proximity to painting, photographs by Jörg Sasse and Stephen Shore, for example, and others where the limits between reality and abstraction dissolve, such as on the photographs of Roni Horn, Annika von Hausswolff, Thomas Ruff, Rinko Kawauchi and Naoya Hatakeyama. Finally, there are works with social or political connotations such as those by Gerald Van Der Kaap, Martine Stig, Rirkrit Tiravanija and Shirin Neshat.

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