Verandah

Verandah

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Still, the two chairs are also archetypes </span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;user-select:text;-webkit-user-drag:none;-webkit-tap-highlight-color:transparent;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW137554576 BCX0">representing</span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;user-select:text;-webkit-user-drag:none;-webkit-tap-highlight-color:transparent;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW137554576 BCX0"> two entirely </span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;user-select:text;-webkit-user-drag:none;-webkit-tap-highlight-color:transparent;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW137554576 BCX0">different cultures</span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;user-select:text;-webkit-user-drag:none;-webkit-tap-highlight-color:transparent;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW137554576 BCX0">. Since the early 1990s, artist Roy </span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;user-select:text;-webkit-user-drag:none;-webkit-tap-highlight-color:transparent;background-repeat:repeat-x;background-position:left bottom;background-image:var(--urlSpellingErrorV2, url('data:image/svg+xml;base64,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'));border-bottom:1px solid transparent;" class="NormalTextRun SpellingErrorV2Themed SCXW137554576 BCX0">Villevoye</span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;user-select:text;-webkit-user-drag:none;-webkit-tap-highlight-color:transparent;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW137554576 BCX0"> has been a regular visitor to Papua New Guinea, a former Dutch colony. Here he became acquainted with the Asmat, a local ethnic group. But the wooden cabin shown here cannot belong to the Asmat, as they build their homes elevated high above the ground. This must therefore be the dwelling of a missionary who </span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;user-select:text;-webkit-user-drag:none;-webkit-tap-highlight-color:transparent;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW137554576 BCX0">most likely brought</span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;user-select:text;-webkit-user-drag:none;-webkit-tap-highlight-color:transparent;" class="NormalTextRun SCXW137554576 BCX0"> the white chair from his (western) home country.&nbsp;</span></span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;user-select:text;-webkit-user-drag:none;-webkit-tap-highlight-color:transparent;white-space-collapse:preserve;background-color:#ffffff;font-size:11pt;line-height:18.4px;font-family:Arial, Arial_EmbeddedFont, Arial_MSFontService, sans-serif;" data-ccp-props="{" class="EOP SCXW137554576 BCX0">&nbsp;[text 2023]</span>

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The white plastic chair seems out of place on a veranda where everything else is made of wood, except for the door handle and slippers. The contrast with the solid wooden chair is striking: one is a mass-produced item from the factory, the other is handmade and hence unique. Still, the two chairs are also archetypes representing two entirely different cultures. Since the early 1990s, artist Roy Villevoye has been a regular visitor to Papua New Guinea, a former Dutch colony. Here he became acquainted with the Asmat, a local ethnic group. But the wooden cabin shown here cannot belong to the Asmat, as they build their homes elevated high above the ground. This must therefore be the dwelling of a missionary who most likely brought the white chair from his (western) home country.  [text 2023]

This object is now not on display in the museum

Title

Verandah

Artist

Roy Villevoye (Maastricht 1960)

Dating

1998

Material and technique

lambda-print (C-print) satijn-gelamineerd op aluminium

Object number

30052

Object type

foto

Acquisition

aankoop 2005

Dimensions

hoogte 100 cm

breedte 150 cm

Inscriptions and markings

  • signatuur en opschrift achterzijde l.o. (met inkt): VERANDAH, 1998 // R.V. 1/5

Documentation

  • 150 : [Roy Villevoye], concept Roy Villevoye. ed. Jan Dietvorst and Roy Villevoye, (Amsterdam, 2001), afb. in kleur

  • EVIDENCE : Jan Dietvorst & Roy Villevoye, concept, photos & ed. Jan Dietvorst and Roy Villevoye; texts Andrea Cinel, An van Dienderen, (Heijningen, [2017])

  • Roy Villevoye : detours : including collaborations with Jan van Dietvorts, concept & ed. Roy Villevoye, Jaap Guldemond, Jan Dietvorst ; authors Lex ter Braak ... [et al.], (Rotterdam, 2008), [z.p.] verg. afb. in kleur

Exhibitions

  • Stoel neemt stelling, Centraal Museum, Utrecht, 2023 - 2024

  • Soms ontsnapt er kunst. Een selectie uit de collectie 20ste eeuwse beeldende kunst, vormgeving en mode, Centraal Museum, Utrecht, 2011

  • Rietvelds Universum, Centraal Museum, Utrecht, 2004 - 2006

Persistent url

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https://hdl.handle.net/21.12130/collect.B8099A28-4C1C-4D22-9B07-32E34CCA4B5A

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