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Thom Vink, Moth House
Stroom Den Haag (Netherlands)

22.11.2009 - 17.01.2010

07.09 - 25.11.2012

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Press release

During the past few yeras, Thom Vink has worked on a consistent body of work. His approcah can best be described as a series of attempts to understand the city and its architecture as an organic process. Where urbanists, developers and politicians who believe that social change can be effected through public policies would like us to believe that a city develops on the basis of rational considerations, consensus, specific expertise and according to pre-established plans, the art whispers poetic and occasionally unsetting footnotes. Strom Den Haag presents the first retrospective of this artist in the Netherlands.

In his work Thom Vink works with fascinating and remarkable analogies in methods from psychotherapy, forms of abstract artn biological structures, physical perceptual phenomena and literary and non-literary narratives. He draws a great deal of inspiration from the pre-Google era. The encyclopaedias from that age, with compact information about undisputable truths, illustrated by mysterious images and fascinating graphs, form a rich source. By carefully selecting and rearranging these images he changes their aesthetics and gives them new meaning. The power and originality of its work is of great value for everyone interested in the urban environment.


Exhibition 22 November 2009 - 17 January 2010. Stroom Den Haag, Hogewal 1-9 - 2514 HA Den Haag (Netherlands). Tel.: +31 (0)7 03 65 89 85.

Thom Vink, Moth House, Stroom Den Haag

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