Palpable Futility: Guido van der Werve
De schoot der godenKoen Kleijn, De Groene Amsterdammer
GUIDO VAN DER WERVE: PALPABLE FUTILITYDAMN°, February 17, 2022
De eureka-momenten van Guido van der Werve. ‘Ik ben op zoek naar dingen die alles zeggen’ (Dutch)Eline Crijns, Trouw, February 12, 2022
Videokunstenaar Guido van der Werve zoekt graag het extreme op (Dutch)Jan Pieter Ekker, Het Parool, February 11, 2022
In the world of Guido van der Werve, Romanticism, nature and the sublime are never far away. His films explore the futility of existence, yet they also capture its endless beauty.
This first retrospective exhibition of Van der Werve features a broad selection of his films as well as new work.
An extensive publication featuring texts about and images of all films by Guido van der Werve is published to coincide with the exhibition. Various authors approach the work from different perspectives. Barbara London, former MoMA curator and founder of the museum’s collection of video art, places it in an international art historical context. She acquired Van der Werve’s work for the MoMA. In addition to an interview and a literary contribution, the book includes essays about chess and the role of music, by Jaap Guldemond, Dirk van Weelden, Xander Karskens and Sara Crombach.
Published by: Eye Filmmuseum in collaboration with nai010 publishers, Rotterdam.