Solo exhibition at Amsterdam's Hermitage for winner of ABN AMRO Art Award

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Saskia Noor van Imhoff opened a solo exhibition at the Amsterdam Hermitage, as part of the ABN AMRO Art Award the artist received a year ago. Van Imhoff designed her installation #+32.001 Hot-bain marie drop-in specifically for this exhibition, which also features one of the Netherlands' first ATMs from the ABN AMRO historical archives.

The jury that awarded the prize described Van Imhoff as "an artist who explores her surroundings in an idiosyncratic manner and makes unexpected connections in doing so," saying that she "shuffles everything together: painting, sculpture, design, poetry and architecture. In that sense Saskia Noor van Imhoff is a representative of the times, in which, partly due to the influence of the Internet, everything interrelates and can coexist." It's an outright invitation to come and view her installation #+32.001 Hot-bain marie drop-in. Van Imhoff incorporates in sculptures reminiscent of refrigerated display cases references to works of art which had previously featured in ABN AMRO's art collection and which she bought at auction. Her solo exhibition runs until 17 July at the Hermitage Amsterdam.

Exhibition at Circl. ART

In conjunction with her exhibition at the Hermitage, Circl. ART, ABN AMRO's art space at Circl, is showing Van Imhoff's #+34.00 installation from the ABN AMRO art collection. Whereas Van Imhoff's installation at the Hermitage centres on art sold out of the collection, here she focuses on art that has been kept for the ABN AMRO collection. Her intuitive and associative selection highlights themes touching on concealment and disclosure, a theme she also explores in her own work. The two shows are both complementary and stand-alone. #+34.00 can be viewed at Circl, Gustav Mahlerplein 2B, Amsterdam until 17 May 2018.

Encouraging talent

The ABN AMRO Art Award focuses on fostering talent in the Netherlands. The main criteria for the award are the quality and uniqueness of voice found in the work. The winner of the ABN AMRO Art Award receives an exhibition at the Hermitage Amsterdam and at the head office of ABN AMRO in Amsterdam, with an accompanying catalogue and a monetary award of 10,000 euros. An art work of the winner is also purchased for the ABN AMRO art collection.

For more information, read the press release​ (PDF 240 KB).


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