MARIJKE VAN WARMERDAM, Uitnodiging!, 1993 [handkerchief]

MARIJKE VAN WARMERDAM, Uitnodiging!, 1993
19,5 x 16 cm
linen handkerchief, woven, embroidery, plastic bag
edition 26 + 1 AP
unique embroidered numbering
published by Associated Publishers, Amsterdam

Marijke van Warmerdam made her first multiple in collaboration with curator Moritz Küng and graphic designers Mevis & Van Deursen when she exhibited for the first time in Galerie van Gelder & AP / Associated Publishers. Moritz Küng designed a wooden wall embracing a gallery wall, Mevis & Van Deursen came with an announcement poster ‘Uitnodiging!’ showing a crying black girl that could be understood as one that is either crying or laughing, or both perhaps. For the exhibition itself another poster was designed depicting a girl wearing sun glasses. Marijke van Warmerdam showed a moving (with computer sensor steered) mannequin and dressed in a robe showing an Arcadia landscape. The latter is in the collection of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.



MEVIS & VAN DEURSEN, poster ‘Uitnodiging! 1993, used for announcement outdoors

MORITZ KÜNG, Untitled [wall], 1993

JOËLLE TUERLINCKX, “Openstelling”, 1997 [invitation + leporello]

JOËLLE TUERLINCKX, invite “Openstelling”, 1997
10 x 15 cm / 71,3 x 15 cm (leporello unfold)
offset, 2 parts
published by Provinciaals Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Hasselt, Belgium
inv.JTue 000-pr

“Openstelling” is an exhibition based on a concept of Joëlle Tuerlinckx who invited or integrated the following artists:
Orla Barry
Stanley Brouwn
James Coleman
Tacita Dean
Daniel Faust
Christoph Fink
Michel François
Thibaut Halbardier & Philippe van Van Cutsem
Douglas Huebler
Ann-Veronica Janssens
On Kawara
Suchan Kinoshita
David Lamelas
Guy Mees
Bernard Piffaretti
Michaelangelo Pistoletto
Joëlle Tuerlinckx
Marijke van Warmerdam
Richard Venlet

The leporello is folded as issued.

MARIJKE VAN WARMERDAM, Hear there, everywhere, 1989-1990 [screen print on postcard]

MARIJKE VAN WARMERDAM, Hear there, everywhere, 1989-1990
10,5 x 15 cm
postcard; offset, screen print
published by the artist
Collection K. van Gelder, Amsterdam
inv.MvW 37-39-pr

“In the United States, which Van Warmerdam first visited in 1989, the telephone buttons can be used for both numbers and letters. This led her to replace the meaningless letters with the words ‘Hear, there, every, where’, as though these words can be seen or heard while dialing. The postcard was produced by the artist herself; the four short words are silk-screen printed onto the card.”
From text by Kees van Gelder in catalogue ‘Close by in the distance’ (2011), p. 35.

MARIJKE VAN WARMERDAM, Daar is de zon, 2021

MARIJKE VAN WARMERDAM, Daar is de zon / There is the sun, 2021
42 x 21,7 cm
digital print on matte paper
signed, numbered
edition 20 + 10 AP
published by More Publishers, Brussels, Belgium

Repetition and doubling is one of the favorite motives Marijke van Warmerdam applies in her films and photo works. In this print a picture from her childhood shows her energetically pointing into the air.

“There is the sun” is characteristic for Van Warmerdam’s way of thinking when it comes to how things change position in past, present and future. It is one of her recurring main themes, i.e. anticipating on what comes and reflecting on what happened before. Here Marijke van Warmerdam mirrored a snapshot taken during her early years. Due to its doubling it seems that the child refers to the sun’s changing position in time.