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‘Based on a True Story’ - Daniëlle van Ark

Galleries tegenboschvanvreden

Bloemgracht 57
1016 KE Amsterdam
+31 (0)20 3206768

Open Wed - Sat / 13-18 hrs

27 Nov — 9 Jan

Time 27 Nov, 17-20 hrs


Daniëlle van Ark (Schiedam, 1974) has an unusual talent for arriving at an image quickly. Whether she is photographing, producing installations, working with ceramics or creating, with infinite patience, a sand carpet on the floor, her butterfly-like conceptual thought seems to assume its form immediately. She finds her inspiration in the imagery of diverse cultures and atmospheres. This can relate to music or to the image archive of a news agency, but historical objects and issues can affect her as well: her personal interest remains a key focus. A recurrent theme throughout her work is the lapsing of time—mortality as the inescapable shadow of status, fame and glamour, but also as something which can bring focus to existing relationships. In ‘Based on a True Story’, Van Ark employs nostalgic elements which she derives from and combines with what she calls 'the things that are already there'. The exhibition is, in that sense, a critical reflection on the production of images, on life and on what it is to be an artist.



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