03/09/2022 • 11/11/2022
PP23 VERZAMELEN VERZAMELING
Personal Reflection, werken en verhalen uit de Agnes & Frits Becht Collectie
“We have no historic or scientific claim. Collecting is to some extent a selfish activity. You want to have the works around you, and you feel that the collection is a reflection of yourself.” – A. & F. Becht (1988)
From the 60s to the 90s, my grandparents Agnes and Frits Becht collected works from Dutch and international artists, witnessing amongst others the development of Nouveau Réalisme, Pop Art, and Italian Conceptual Minimalism. Their collection tells the story of what they loved, the adventures they lived, the people they met, and the relationships they built along the way. In this exhibition, I combined artworks, objects, archival documents, and anecdotes. Works are accompanied by personal stories to give visitors a glimpse into the life of a couple who lived surrounded by art. My hope is that, walking through PARTS Project, visitors will sense the passion for beauty, the curiosity, and the friendships that the Becht Collection was built on.
Eline Becht – Curator
Artist PP23: Hubert Bekman, Jan Dibbets, Marlene Dumas, Ger van Elk, Lucio Fontana, Kees de Goede, Jann Haworth, Berend Hoekstra, Natasja Kensmil, Tetsumi Kudo, Mimmo Rotella, Wim T. Schippers, Co Westerik
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.
2513 CL Den Haag