ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

Rotterdam

*Geert Mul* (1965): Central to the exhibition is the book release by Geert Mul. “Match Maker” is the result of a project of years, in which a computer continuously collected images from TV-broadcastings from all over the world. A specially designed programme compared all those images and paired the ones with matching pixel statistics. As human beings, we do not look just at pixel statistics. We simply cannot see an image without adding a meaning to it. Playing with our ways of interpretation regarding the immense amount of information we are confronted with every day is a central theme in the work of Geert Mul. At the exhibition therefore, is a documented overview presented of his recent work.

*Sarah Verbeek* (1974): In April / May of this year, we presented her work at a solo exhibition in our gallery and only two months ago we presented her at the art fair in Berlin, where collectors and the press were very much impressed. (Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 02.10.2005: Den ‘Young German Artists’ erwächst weiterhin internationale Konkurrenz – aus Schweden mit Kristina Jansson und aus den Niederlanden mit Sarah Verbeek bei Ronmandos aus Rotterdam) Both the gallery exhibition and the art fair were a success. And because Sarah is a very active painter in every sense of the word, there will be enough to see at this new exhibition.

ABOUT Geert Mul

Media artist Geert Mul (b.1965) studied at the Academy of the Arts at Arnhem where he specialized in computer animation (1985 graduated 1990). Since 1993 Mul lives and works in Rotterdam, Holland.

For almost 20 years now Mul has researched the possibilities of re-combining images from databases in video’s, prints and interactive installations. For these purposes Mul is continuously developing software: programs that generate a context related, endless and varying combination of images based on image properties such as content, structure, composition and color. In his recent work, Mul is developing a critical artistic perspective on ‘data mining’ and ‘data visualization‘.

From 2000 on Mul has exhibited site-specific installations and art-works in Holland (Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen Rotterdam), U.S.A. (Museum of contemporary Art Chicago), Italy (Biennale for emerging Artists Torino), Spain (Sonar, Museo Nacional Reina Sofia, IVAM), France (Catier Foundation Paris) India (National Gallery of Modern Art), Japan (Museum of Modern Art Kyoto), China (3rtd Triennale-Chengdu) and South Africa (Soweto, Grahamstown)

Between 2003 and 2011 Mul has produced over fifteen commissioned interactive installations in public spaces including the Nederlands Photo Museum, several schools and the Middelburg city hall. In 2010 Geert Mul won the prestigious Dutch Witteveen+Bos Art & Technology Award for his oeuvre.

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