A public side-project on the occasion of Li Mu’s exhibition at the Van Abbemuseum will take place in- and outside Onomatopee’s ‘old’ and ‘new’ location.
For over a year Chinese artist Li Mu was working with the residents in his hometown Qiuzhuang in China to copy artworks from the collection of Eindhoven’s Van Abbemuseum. Li Mu selected artworks by Sol LeWitt, Richard Long, Dan Flavin, Andy Warhol, Daniel Buren, Carl Andre, John Körmeling and Ulay & Abramovic. The works were installed in the homes and streets of the village to initiate dialogue between East and West, at the same time to question how these works of art can function in this different environment and what reactions, responses they may generate.
The documentation of this project - a video installation is on view at the Van Abbemuseum; while Onomatopee presents a large-scale photograph of the reprodcution of Sol LeWitt’s wall drawing number 480 in Qiuzhuang, China, together with videos about the process of it’s making.
Onomatopee project space and warehouse (outside)
19 September 2015 - 10 January 2016