The Oude Kerk Catalogue

PUBLICATION, PERFORMANCE APRIL 2015

 

The theme of the exhibition was the collection of the Oude Kerk. What are collections? Who is the collector? For my work for the Oude Kerk I made a catalogue about the “collection of the Oude Kerk”, which consists only out of a bunch of old and broken objects the Church does not want to throw away. These objects are quite useless and worthless yet they were presented with a fictional description saying they are valuable objects. Furthermore “value gets performed” by being present during the exhibition to sell the “official Oude Kerk collection catalogue”, wearing the typical Oude Kerk employee clothes. It is the intention to start conversations with the visitors about the objects and their value. Dis- cussing the way ones perceives value, what its sociological meaning is and maybe - on a subtle level - to alter the perspective on value.

 

 

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