Lingen, 2019

Digital print on Hahnemühle cotton paper

84,1 x 118,9 cm

Edition 7 + 5 AP

Exclusively for the Kunstverein

With certificate

Each € 1.000

Willem de Rooij (born 1969 in Bewerwijk, Netherlands, lives in Berlin) has presented his artistic work in solo exhibitions at the Nationalgalerie in Berlin, the Kunstverein in Munich and the Museum für Moderne Kunst in Frankfurt am Main and in group exhibitions at PS 1, MoMa New York. Since 2006 Willem de Rooij has been Professor of Fine Arts at the Städelschule, Frankfurt am Main.

Since 2004, Willem de Rooij has been incorporating artworks or installations by other artists from museum collections into his own work. In 2010, for example, the exhibition Intolerance in the Neue Nationalgalerie Berlin showed eighteen paintings by the painter Melchior de Hondecoeter and juxtaposed them with feathered ceremonial objects from 18th century Hawaii.

His annual gift was created especially for the Lingen Kunstverein and shows an enlarged graphic of the current distribution of seats in the Lingen city council. Present in such a way, it once again illustrates the current balance of power on the one hand, but on the other hand it also conveys an aesthetically perceptible image through the colour ratios.