Video documentation of the Afterall ‘Artist as Curator’ symposium. ‘About?’ – Willem de Rooij in conversation with Pablo Lafuente.
In 2010, Willem de Rooij exhibited ‘Intolerance’ at the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin. The show brought together bird portraits made by Melchior d’Hondecoeter in the seventeenth century with feathered ceremonial objects made in the eighteenth century in Hawaii (hats, heads and cloaks). In his presentation on the exhibition, and in a later conversation with Pablo Lafuente, de Rooij addresses selection, juxtaposition, research, display, installation, collage... – some of the issues that can be discussed around (or about) the exhibition.
– Willem de Rooij and Pablo Lafuente, abstract, ‘About?’
Willem de Rooij is an artist based in Berlin. Recent solo exhibitions include ‘Black and Blue’ at Galerie Chantal Crousel (2012), ‘Gript Amok’ at Piktogram, Warsaw (2012), ‘Untilted’ at Kunstverein München, Munich (2012), ‘Crazy Repelled Firelight’ at Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York (2011) and ‘Intolerance’ at Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin (2010). De Rooij is a tutor at De Ateliers, Amsterdam and Professor of Fine Art, Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Städelschule, Frankfurt am Main.