Home Pop, 2009
On loan to the exhibition Spielerei at Schunck, Heerlen, the Netherlands
Curated by: Lene ter Haar and Frederik Schikowski
Spielerei is a large-scale exhibition displaying historical and contemporary interactive works of art. The artists’ collective Groupe de Recherche d’Art Visuel (GRAV) from 1960 provides the point departure for the exhibition. GRAV artists aimed to bring art closer to their public, activating and liberating viewers with objects of art which engaged the public to ‘act’ in a playful way. At the same time, the exhibition takes the leap into the present and traces the influence that GRAV has had on modern-day artists who are represented here by a wide diversity of work: from political engagement and painted optical illusions to the use of Virtual Reality.