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Jeroen De Rijke/Willem De Rooij

20 April - 8 June 2008

The collaborative work of De Rijke and De Rooij analyses the conventions of presentation and representation, and explores the areas of tension between sociopolitical and autonomous image production.

This exhibition is conceived as the counterpart to a twin exhibition in K21, Düsseldorf, which took place from December 2007 to April 2008. Each of these two shows highlights a different selection of de Rijke / de Rooij’s works from the last ten years, as well as documentation and source material.

The exhibition at MAMbo centers on a hugely different selection of works: the film Mandarin Ducks – the only work shared by the two exhibitions – the 16mm film I'm Coming Home in Forty Days (1997), the 35mm film Bantar Gebang (2000), a number of different photographic works and the installation Bouquet IV (2005).

Mandarin Ducks is a highly stylized conversation piece, in which ten characters negotiate physical and emotional space within a modernist domestic interior. Bantar Gebang juxtaposes the visual splendor of a tropical sunset over an Indonesian slum with the daily reality of that same location. I'm Coming Home in Forty Days, a circumnavigation of an iceberg in Greenland, oscillates between abstraction and realistic depiction of the landscape.

Bouquet IV reflects on the photographic translation from color into black and white. In the show at MAMbo a part of the exhibition Together (Magazin4, Bregenz, 2005) is also reconstructed, and two creations of Dutch fashion designer Fong-Leng (b. 1938) are shown together for the first time:Luipaard and its modern replica Luipaard II.

Jeroen De Rijke/Willem De Rooij