GUIDO VAN DER WERVE: NUMMERS 2 6 8 14
Frist Art Museum / 919 Broadway February 5, 2016 - May 1, 2016
Guido van der Werve
Dutch artist Guido van der Werve creates films that juxtapose elements of grace and absurdity, often to whimsical and unsettling effect. In this exhibition, filmed performances of classical dance and music—which have a quality of timelessness and traditional refinement—are set in banal scenarios that delightfully subvert our expectations of the ordinary. Van der Werve pursued studies in industrial design, archaeology, music composition and Russian language and literature before creating his first videos around 2000. Since that time he has created numerous films, videos and artist’s books.
Guido van der Werve: Nummers 2 6 8 14 was organized by the Frist Center for the Visual Arts.
Guido van der Werve. Nummer acht, everything is going to be alright (still), 2007. 16mm to HD, edition of 7 and 2 artist’s proofs. Running time 10 minutes, 10 seconds. Courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York. © Guido van der Werve