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GRIMM is proud to announce a duo exhibition with an important selection of historical works across various media by Ger van Elk and Bas Jan Ader.

Both artists made a significant and highly personal contribution to the development of Conceptual Art. The exhibition focuses on a number of iconic works made in the early 1970s in Los Angeles and Amsterdam, where both Bas Jan Ader and Ger van Elk were working at the time, and aims to show how they influenced each other and furthered each other’s practices going forward.

Working on common ground with an overlapping sensibility towards a self-conscious play on art history and investigating the construction of representation, Ader and Van Elk have been a major influence on their contemporaries, but also on many artists working today. They have played a key role in the development of conceptual art internationally.

 


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