The visitor is invited to enter Kasteel Wijlre estate’s eighteenth-century Coach House for the presentation of the G+W Collection, exploring the idea of the nineteenth-century French poet Charles Baudelaire: ‘What is the brain, if not an immense and natural palimpsest? Such a palimpsest is my brain; such a palimpsest, oh reader! is yours. Everlasting layers of ideas, images, feelings, have fallen upon your brain softly as light.’On both floors, the interlinked spaces include works by ten international artists. The works share a complex character – the subdued style and the way in which each of them transcends their own discipline and carries narratives with them.
The exhibition shows work by Eylem Aladogan, Katinka Bock, Daniel Gustav Cramer, Aurélien Froment, Navid Nuur, Takashi Kawashima, Roman Ondák, Dominique Petitgand, Francisco Tropa, and Clemens von Wedemeyer.
All works are from the G+W Collection in the Netherlands. Albert Groot, psychiatrist and collector of contemporary art, compiled this collection.
The exhibition is curated by Chris Bestebreurtje and Petra Kuipers
Buitenplaats Kasteel Wijlre, Kerkpad 1, 6321 PX Wijlre | the Netherlands