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Heartland. January 21, 2009

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I recently visited Heartland exhibition in the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven. It is a multidisciplinary project that focuses on art and music of the geographical heart of the United States of America: the so called Heartland. Some of the artists were invited to Netherlands to produce their work here especially for the exhibition. The exhibition was purposely planned at the same time as the American president elections. It’s the time when we, Europeans are more focused on the USA than usual. Quite a few of the works caught my attention and even fascinated me.

Here are some pictures from the show.

Magnum photographer Alec Soth.

Beautiful map painting by Peter Friedi.

Marjetica Potrc. Reconstruction of an existing building.

Backside of the house. Rain water reservoir.

Drawing by Marjetica Potrc.

Part of a serie of amazing leather and textile “paintings” by Caro Jackson.

Matthew Day Jackson. “Who does not learn from his mistakes, has to repeat them all over again”.

A fascinating installation “Rug” with mirrors by Greely Myatt.



1. Rihards - January 23, 2009

American culture is rich and great, unfortunately in last time all good in America was overshaded by George and his war, i think that accents will be changed by new president.

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