It has been a very hectic special year for curator Hayo Riemersma:
- Edam Museum is 125 years old
- The Corona virus is disrupting everything and putting a line through lots of plans
- It is his last exhibtion for Edam museum, and that’s something to be proud of
Below you will find a preview of the four exhibitors with some pieces of their works.
TO VIEW IN EDAM MUSEUM
The opening date for the exhibtion is currently unknown due to the Corona virus
“The first words that attach to a work of art are the title it gets. Oh, the tyranny of titles! “” Of course, painters often have no title in mind at all when working on a canvas…. illustration of that title becomes’.
H A Y O R I E M E R S M A
1950 – Born in Drachten; Since 2011 – Living and working in Edam
‘For the maker “what is it about”, is a starting point, certainly in figurative painting, but I am convinced that this does not justify a painting. The aim of the undertaking is about the extent to which you can make something in such a way that the “what is it about” becomes increasingly irrelevant.
T O O N V E R H O E F
1946 – Born in Voorburg; Since 2011 – Living in Edam
‘The materials, technique and craft are always the starting points for my designs. My way of working can perhaps best be described as designing with the available options. The ultimate pleasure of creating with available machines, materials and techniques the most obvious and simple yet new designs has resulted in a large number of objects in which respect for the materials used plays the main role.’
P I E T H E I N E E K
1964 – Born in Edam; 1982 – Left Edam to study at the Design Academy (Eindhoven)
‘Visual arts usually prefer an explanation of the artwork, as opposed to music. With music, the composer speaks directly to his audience and nobody looks to another medium for an explanation.’ But: ‘Interpreting form and color in another medium is almost impossible’,
G E O R G S T A H L
1903 – Born in Kassel (Germany); 1940 – Arrived in Edam; 1982 – Died in Edam