De Appel

From The Archive Gerlach En Koop

12 Sep - 08 Nov 2015

photographer: Kristien Daem
12 September — 8 November 2015

Especially for the exhibition Choses tuées, the collective artist gerlach en koop selected a piece from the collection of de Appel arts centre.

An aluminum tag with on one side the inscription 'present' and on the other side 'absent'. Barbara Bloom commemorated the founder and director of de Appel, Wies Smals, who died in an accident in a private plane in 1983. Saskia Bos, the director who succeeded Wies Smals, invited Barbara Bloom in 1993 to make this memorial piece for her and the other passengers. Barbara Bloom found this tag in an airport for private planes. The pilots used it to indicate whether they were present or absent.

Tags: Barbara Bloom, Gerlach En Koop