Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen: Sensory Spaces – Anne Hardy

Sensory Spaces 13 –Anne Hardy
10 Feb – 27 May 2018

I’m delighted to curate the 13th edition of Sensory Spaces with Anne Hardy. Sensory Spaces is a series of commissioned solo projects in the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. Artists are invited to respond to the architectural qualities of the exhibition space, emphasizing notions of transformation and surprise.

Anne Hardy Sensory Spaces 13 (detail), exhibition view: Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, 2018. © Anne Hardy, courtesy Maureen Paley, London, photo: Angus MillAnne Hardy, Sensory Spaces 13 (detail), exhibition view: Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, 2018. Courtesy Maureen Paley, London, photo: Angus Mill

Sensory Spaces 13 Anne Hardy
Anne Hardy (UK) transforms spaces into dreamlike environments in which objects, light, colour and sound come together. She seeks her inspiration, materials and sounds in the city, preferably in inconspicuous or overlooked places like street corners or a patch of land between two roads. Places that feel strange, yet at the same time familiar. It is precisely this ambiguity that the artist captures in her installations, which she presents under the name ‘FIELD works’.

For the thirteenth edition of Sensory Spaces, Hardy is presenting a new ‘FIELD work’ inspired by the city of Rotterdam. It is an atmospheric space with rustling curtains of videotape, curled shapes on the floor and a specially created audio landscape. Visitors enter an animated, parallel world in which everything moves and changes. Hardy describes it as a ‘sentient, poetic space’ that makes us aware of ‘the slippery nature of our perception of the world’.

If you would like to know more about the artist and the installation, please pick up the free booklet at Museum Boijmans van Beuningen or download it here. Or watch the video about Anne Hardy on ArtTube.nl

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Falling and Walking (phhhhhhhhhhh phossshhhh crrhhhhzzz mn huaoo

Falling and Walking (phhhhhhhhhhh phossshhhh crrhhhhzzz mn huaooAnne Hardy, Falling and Walking (phhhhhhhhhhh phossshhhhh crrhhhhzzz mn huaooogh), (detail) exhibition view: Art Night, London, 2017 Co-commissioned by ArtNight and The Contemporary Art Society © Anne Hardy, courtesy Maureen Paley, London