margriet van weenen

SUPERMARKET 2019
SUPERMARKET is een internationale kunstbeurs georganiseerd door kunstenaars en biedt een showcase voor kunstenaarsinitiatieven wereldwijd. Het doel is om unieke projecten te presenteren en kansen te creëren voor nieuwe netwerken in de Zweedse en internationale kunstscène. SUPERMARKET 2019 toont 53 kunstinitiatieven uit 45 steden over de hele wereld en exposeert in totaal werk van meer dan 150 kunstenaars. Uit Nederland zijn er vijf exposanten geselecteerd om deel te nemen  – Alternative Art Guide uit Den Haag, Greylight Projects uit Hoensbroek, Nieuwe Vide uit Haarlem, SIGN uit Groningen en Stichting VHDG uit Leeuwarden.

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VHDG x Margriet van Weenen
april 4-7 2019

VHDG presents artist Margriet van Weenen (1983, NL). Based on her collection of vintage photographs and archival finds, the site-specific installation Secret Mountain, an imaginary hike presents a journey through a fictional landscape, using painting, collage, photography and ceramics.

Secret Mountain, an imaginary hike is a project based on vintage photographs found in various places. The collection displays images of nature, mountains, caves and landscapes, made during hikes, by unknown others in the past. The artist combines this collection with the portraits of mountains she makes herself during hikes.

The combination of images creates a documentation of an imaginary hike: a quest for the Secret Mountain. The journey can be experienced both digital and physical. The website secret-mountain.org serves as a travel log and is updated frequently with new images and documentation. The physical result is presented in an installation at SUPERMARKET 2019.

Margriet van Weenen is based in Groningen, the Netherlands. She works in various media, such as photography, painting, collage and sculpture. Within a theme she researches objects and photographs: their history, context or appearance. The art projects of van Weenen mainly result in an installation, the work finds its origins in the (natural) history museum or photo archives.

www.margrietvanweenen.com