Parts Project

  • 03/09/2017 • 29/10/2017

    Jeroen Doorenweerd Meets Gutai

    Don’t Worry the Moon Won’t Fall Down

    Jeroen Doorenweerd Meets Gutai brings together two worlds: those of the Japanese avant-garde group Gutai (1954–1972) and the Dutch artist Jeroen Doorenweerd (1962). Gutai’s performances, installations and exhibitions broke new ground. The artists became known for paintings of which action was an inextricable part: “painting action, not action painting”, they called it. Doorenweerd (b. 1962) feels a kinship with the Japanese group despite the decades and thousands of kilometres between them. Gutai’s mentality and energy mirror his own. For Doorenweerd, a painting is a document of place, time and energy: the result of a “painting action”, a gesture, a state of being that is deeply personal. Jeroen Doorenweerd Meets Gutai features video footage of performances by Gutai artists including Shozo Shimamoto, Kazuo Shiraga and Atsuko Tanaka alongside Doorenweerd’s latest series of paintings, Silverstudio and Pinkorange.


About Parts Project

Parts Project selects and exhibits art from the collectors point of view. We share their discoveries in our gallery. Collectors look at a lot of art – and they view it with keen eyes. They make unforced, often idiosyncratic choices. PARTS bases its programming on those individualistic choices and takes collectors’ discoveries, opinions and experiences as the jumping-off points for all its exhibitions. PARTS is a private initiative. Through its programming, it seeks not only to broaden the Dutch art field but also motivate collectors to share their works and their passion.

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