After the exhibition Apropos Papier with works by Willem Oorebeek, JoëlleTuerlinckx and Heimo Zobernig in the Leopold-Hoesch-Museum & Papiermuseum Düren we invited Willem Oorebeek to show his work Bookskulure #21 (which was part of the exhibition Apropos Papier) in The Display art space in Hoensbroek / Heerlen.
“Willem Oorebeek, who works with printing techniques, is known for the blackening of images in print media, through which he thematizes both media forms of representation and the viewer’s possibilities of perception. ”
““Vertikal Klub” is a manual for future installations of the “Vertical Club”, a project launched by Willem Oorebeek in 1994 and which has been developing ever since. The book not only compiles in an archaeological way present and (potential) future members of the “Vertical Club”, but also reflects on the use and representation of the human figure in print media. Text and image are connected in a radical way, pushing the idea of administrative visual statistics towards the absurd. “Vertikal Klub” raises the question as to the admission policy and representational use of the human figure in dark times.“
“Willem Oorebeek (b. 1952, Rotterdam) currently coordinates the residency program at Wiels, Brussels. His conceptual works, installations, and book projects have been presented at Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam (1988, 1996, 1998, 2001), Witte de With, Rotterdam (1991) XLVII Venice Biennial (1997), Casino, Luxembourg (2005), S.M.A.K., Gent (2006), Harburger Bahnhof, Hamburg (2009), De Vleeshal, Middelburg (2013) and Marres, Maastricht (2013), among others. “
The presentation started Tuesday 26 november 2019 and the work will be on view till Sunday 2 november 2020