Wednesday September 22 2010 till Sunday January 09 2011

Ni Haifeng: Twisted Doubles

Visual artist Ni Haifeng has always been interested in the collection of Chinese pottery in De Lakenhal. Now he has made the installation ‘Twisted Doubles’ in the Singelzaal of the museum. The installation mirrors the historical Lakenhal collection, mostly brought from overseas by the East Indian trading company VOC, in contemporary mass-produced pottery. Haifeng went shopping in a Chinese department store in Amsterdam and confronts these shopping goods with their valuable, historical predecessors in the museum. The presentation comes with a series of photographs showing the production and transport of Chinese pottery now and then.

During Work in Progress De Lakenhal invites contemporary artists to make a presentation based on museum artefacts, the building, or the history of the museum.