Marijke van Warmerdam | the artist




The artist Marijke van Warmerdam
Born 1959, Nieuwer Amstel, Netherlands.
Lives and works in Amsterdam.

Style and technique of the artist: Installation art, Video, Photography, Sonsbeek,


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Marijke van Warmerdam.
There is a fine zigzagging line between quirky and annoying, insightful and naïve, and Marijke van Warmerdam’s exhibition at the Fruitmarket rocks on this uneven theoretical ground, with one’s reaction quickly leaping from one extreme judgment to the next. You have to take your time with this exhibition, not for any grand revelation to illuminate, but for the threads linking the different works to become apparent…
And then the chimney smokes
Motifs from every-day life characterise the works of Marijke van Warmerdam. However, the artist does not remove humdrum objects or scenes from their normal context and to give them a new identity in the world of art: on the contrary, they remain what they are. Nevertheless, the works of Marijke van Warmerdam do not correspond to the usual routine expectations of the viewer…


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