Announcing Tim van der Meer’s exhibition Portals

We are happy to announce an exhibition by Tim van der Meer, in which she will show work she did during his residence at Studio Kura.

Tim van der Meer is a Dutch visual artist based in Utrecht. She works in the form of installations, movies and performances. She was given the Expeditie Award in 2008, and her work has been shown throughout Europe since 2010. Here are some words from Tim herself.

The relationship between humans and nature, the detachment between us and our origins, are the basis for my research and work. Through the use of various mediums, time-based video and performance I want to transport the viewer to a world of more primary needs and emotions to restore this contact.
My work plays on the primal instinct of the viewer. Ideas of warmth, shelter and safety are in stark contrast with a fear of the dark and the unknown.
During my stay in Japan, I became fascinated by the image of the volcano. Both as a door to another world as well as a symbol of repressed emotions and desires. I experience this country as a place where the boundaries between different worlds and realities are thin and where much stirs beneath the surface. These portals are part of the landscape, but also in the culture in the form of the torii and shōji.
During the exhibition I will show an installation and drawings inspired by this idea of traveling between worlds through passages in everyday life.

We would be very happy to meet you at the closing party on Saturday, starting at 3 pm!

Tim van der Meer
Date: January 16 to 17, 11:00 to 19:00, free entrance
* We will hold a closing party on Saturday the 17th, starting at 15:00

Organized by: Studio Kura
Place: Studio Kura

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