Inge Aanstoot is fascinated by the selective and subjective way in which people deal with information and interpret history to suit their purpose. In the Kunsthal she selects who and what appear in her ‘historical’ wall painting by association. Thus she writes history herself, paradoxically in the exactly the same way as history is always written. Aanstoot criticises the history textbooks by shifting the frame, but the frame still remains. Always.
In the past, stuffed birds of paradise from exotic regions were adduced as proof of the existence of God; later they would support the opposite, Darwin's theory of evolution
Inge Aanstoot graduated from the Willem de Kooning Academy in 2009. She won the Piket Award for Painting in 2014 and the Sacha Tanja medal in 2015.
Kunsthal Light #14
Sunday 22 May at 15:00 hrs
Thierry Reniers, owner of Vonkel - gallery for contemporary art will talk to Inge about Sic Semper
Kunsthal Light Light creates opportunities for talented artists, putting the spotlight on modern muralists, urban and comic artists, conceptual art and installations. The artists are given the freedom to create a site-specific work in the display window along the building’s front slope.