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Publisher Note

When Willem Sandberg, the newly appointed director of Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum, held an exhibition in 1946 in honour of Piet Mondriaan, he did something quite remarkable. He placed a Swiss cheese plant next to Mondrian’s paintings. For Sandberg, the aesthetic placement of a plant in the museum made a statement. No longer would the Stedelijk be an elite temple for art; rather, he wanted the public to become accustomed to contemporary art in a familiar, domestic environment. Artist Inge Meijer investigated the vanished and subsequently forgotten vegetation in the museum during the 1945–1983 period for this book, rendering its history once again visible. With a foreword by Caroline Roodenburg and an interview by Maria Barnas.

Artist Monograph

Inge Meijer

The Plant Collection

Publisher
Release Place Amsterdam, Netherlands
Release Date 2019
Credits
Artist: Inge Meijer
Identifiers
ISBN-13: 9789492811530
Original Price 28.00 EUR
Dimensions 21.0 × 29.7 cm
Pages 112

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