The Kunsthal Rotterdam proudly presents My Secret Garden, the first exhibition in the Netherlands of work by the Belgian artist Arne Quinze. Quinze who works internationally, creates large-scale public installations and sculptures. His works are often built from of various types of wood. My Secret Garden is his first large-scale indoor project. Especially for the installation, Quinze has introduced light and sound compositions by music duo Danny Mommens and Els Pynoo. Visitors can follow the artist at close range and via an online time lapse video during the setup of the installation from 24 May to 7 June. This Kunsthal exhibition is part of a double project. At the same time, the permanent installation Rock Strangers will be opened at Beaufort04 in Ostend, together with the exhibition Cities like open air museums at the Venetiaanse Gaanderijen (Venetian Galleries) along the Belgian coast. On the Zeedijk (sea dike) in Ostend the visitors will be in direct contact with the Kunsthal via live stream. They are able to see the visitors in Rotterdam walk through the installation.
Arne Quinze (1971) lives and works in Sint-Martens-Latem in Belgium. He began work in the 1980s as a graffiti artist but never followed an official course of training. Quinze concentrated on creating sculptures, drawings, paintings and large-scale installations, his smaller artworks, sketches and drawings serving as studies for his large installations. Social interaction, communication and urbanism are recurrent themes in Quinze’s oeuvre. Quinze has constructed installations including Cityscape and The Sequence in Brussels, The Visitor in Lebanon, Uchronia in the Nevada Desert and The Traveller in Munich. My Secret Garden is comprehensively documented at http://www.arnequinze.com/mysecretgarden
The exhibition will be opened on Saturday June 9th at 4 pm by Saskia de Coster and Arne Quinze himself. Doors open at 3.30pm. The famous Belgian band Vive la Fete will give a swinging electropop performance. The concert starts at 7 pm (free entrance). Press is welcome, please confirm your presence via email@example.com
This double project is accompanied by a special box containing two publications and the DVDs My Secret Garden and Rock Strangers. Texts are written by Saskia de Coster.
Source: Kunsthal Rotterdam