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GRIMM | 202 Bowery, New York

Oct 17- Dec 14

Face With Sweat Has the same grin and eyes as Grinning Face With Smiling Eyes but with a single,

blue bead of sweat, usually over its left eye.

#+40.001 Saskia Noor van Imhoff

1 Grinning Face With Sweat

Has the same grin and eyes as Grinning Face With Smiling Eyes but with a single, blue bead of sweat, usually over its left eye.



Thursday, October 17th


until Saturday, December 14th 2019

GRIMM is pleased to present #+40.00 a new installation by Saskia Noor van Imhoff. This is the artist’s first solo exhibition with the gallery and her first solo exhibition in New York. Zooming in and out, resizing, translating and unfolding: this is only a short list of formal systems and associations which Saskia Noor van Imhoff applies to existing artworks and artifacts. Allocating them a new place in her installations composed of sculptures, found objects and photographs, which are gathered online and culled from archives documenting previous exhibitions. The resulting individual works, assemblages and environments subsequently form new ‘constellations’ or self-referencing systems. Central to Van Imhoff’s artistic practice are the elements one usually associates with hidden and obfuscated practices of categorization and classification. What happens to the meaning or reading of an object through constantly changing situations? How do these different contexts relate to one other? Van Imhoff breaks with the existing or anticipated hierarchy, setting apart individual elements and providing them with renewed value and meaning. For Van Imhoff’s first solo exhibition in New York, the floor is covered from wall to wall in salt. Clusters of plaster sculptures, objects and neon lines seem to be scattered around the salt surface, in order to slow down their inevitable process of decay. The neon lines are sketched in the space as liquid light frozen in time, melted over and through the different artifacts. The constellations seem placed in a cold store to be indefinitely contained in their current state. However, salt is a material impervious to one single meaning in that it both conserves and degenerates. While it is used to preserve, it also erodes landscapes and can eat its way through seemingly impenetrable plates of steel. The installation #+40.00 dissolves preconceived boundaries of an exhibition; the viewer and the gallery environment form an integral part of this work. The staircase is illuminated by radiating magenta bars of light- normally used to artificially accelerate the growth process of crops and plants, which inscribe an afterimage onto the viewer’s gaze. After descending the stairs and stepping into the salt-filled space, an internal green filter colorizes the viewer’s sight. Within the gallery space, a transparent Donald Judd Corner Bench replica, that is redefined as both a sculpture and a

vitrine, revisits the semiosis of abstract and functional forms. The demarcation between artistic and functional is further blurred by the entanglement of the different humidification processes active in the space, endlessly balancing each other out. The negative spaces created by the plaster objects bear a faint resemblance to human heads, limbs and bodies. The fragments recall both fossilized organic material and the eroded images of classical sculpture. Their worn shapes and curves are delineated by the neon lines in the space, offering a point of departure for new readings. Van Imhoff’s installations negate any fixed perspective, they presentambiguous associations and inspire seemingly contradictory understandings. About the artist: Saskia Noor van Imhoff (b. 1982, Mission, CA) lives and works in Amsterdam. She received her BA in Fine Art from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam (NL) in 2008. She studied at De Ateliers, Amsterdam (NL) in 2012, and Künsterlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin (DE) in 2014. Van Imhoff was awarded the ABN Amro Art Prize (NL) in 2017, the same year she was nominated for the Prix de Rome (NL). In 2012 she received the Walter Tielmann Prize for Book Design (DE) and the Gerrit Rietveld Academie Prize (NL) in 2008. She has had exhibitions at the following notable venues; the Arnulf Rainer Museum, Baden (AT); the 11th Gwangju Biennial (KR); Centre Pompidou, Paris (FR); Frans Hals Museum / De Hallen, Haarlem (NL); Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (NL); De Appel, Amsterdam (NL) and the Moscow Biennial (RU). Van Imhoff’s works are included in the collections of the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (NL); Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar (NL); Verbeke Foundation, Kemzeke (BE); De Nederlandsche Bank, Amsterdam (NL); AKZO Nobel Art Foundation, Amsterdam (NL) and ABN Amro Art Collection, Amsterdam (NL) among many other public and private collections.

installation view | #+40.00 | GRIMM New York | 2019

installation view | #+40.00 | GRIMM New York | 2019

installation view | #+40.00 | GRIMM New York | 2019

installation view | #+40.00 | GRIMM New York | 2019

installation view | #+40.00 | GRIMM New York | 2019

installation view | #+40.00 | GRIMM New York | 2019

installation view | #+40.00 | GRIMM New York | 2019

Saskia Noor van Imhoff 1982, born in Mission (CA) Lives and works in Amsterdam (NL) EDUCATION 2014 2012 2008

Delirious, Lustwarande, Tilburg (NL) A glass is not a reference for an amount, Ghent (BE) [Forthcoming] 2018

In-house exhibition, curated by Jorg Grimm, Manifesta, Amsterdam (NL) Even if it’s Jazz or the Quiet Storm, Nest, The Hague (NL) Sarah Pichlkostner, Saskia Noor van Imhoff, Donald Judd, Arnulf Rainer, Arnulf Rainer Museum, Baden (AT) Extension.NL: Model for Consensus, Triumph Gallery, Moscow (RU) Prix de Rome, Kunsthal, Rotterdam (NL) Rendez Vous met Frans Hals, De Hallen, Haarlem (NL)


In het licht van De Stijl, Galerie LUMC, Leiden (NL) ARTZUID, Amsterdam (NL) Morphogenesis, Galería Francisco Fino, Lisbon (PT) Identify your limitations, acknowledge your periphery, VITRINE, Basel (CH)


THE EIGHTH CLIMATE (WHAT DOES ART DO?), the 11th Gwangju Biennial (KR) Museum On/Off, Centre Pompidou, Paris (FR) The Future is the Future, Thomas Bernards Gallery, Paris (FR) Bonne Reijn & Saskia Noor van Imhoff, De Appel, Amsterdam (NL) Aanwinsten 2016, De Nederlandsche Bank, Amsterdam (NL) Architropismes, Moulins de Paillards (FR) H Y P E R C O N N E C T E D, MMOMA, Moscow Biennial, Moscow (RU) FIAC, Thomas Bernards gallery, Paris (FR) Per-spectief, Zuiderzeemuseum, Enkhuizen (NL)


The small i, Galerie Gabriele Senn, Vienna (AT) The Spectrum of Ethereal, Trafó, House of Contemporary Arts, Galéria, Budapest (HU) AFFINITIES #1, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam (NL)


languageleaps, Gallery Plan B, Berlin (DE) LESS IS MORE, MORE OR LESS, TENT, Rotterdam (NL) AS EVERYTHING MOVES, Node, Berlin (DE) #+10.00, Book launch, San Serriffe, Amsterdam (NL) De Volkskrant Beeldende Kunst Prijs, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam (NL)


Psssssssst Secret Postcards, Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht (NL) Department of Black Mountain College show, W139, Amsterdam (NL)

Künsterlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin (DE) De Ateliers, Amsterdam (NL) BA Fine Art, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam (NL) AWARDS

2017 2015 2012 2008

Prix de Rome (NL) (shortlist) ABN Amro Art Award (NL) Berlin Art Prize (DE) (shortlist) Ruisdael-Stipendium (DE) Walter Tielmann Prize for Book Design (#+02.02) (DE) Gerrit Rietveld Academie Prize (NL) SOLO EXHIBITIONS


#+40.00, GRIMM, New York (US)


#+32.00, ABN Amro prize Hermitage, Amsterdam (NL) #+34.00, ABN Amro prize, Circle, Amsterdam (NL)


#+28.00, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam (NL)


#+23.00, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (NL) #+21.00, De Appel, Amsterdam (NL)


#+16.00, Künsterlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin (DE)


#+14.00, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam (NL) #+12.00, Ruisdael-Stipendium, Bad-Bentheim (DE) #+09.00, Rabobank, Noord Veluwe, commission, Nunspeet (NL)



#+02.00, Jeanine Hofland Contemporary Art, Amsterdam (NL) #+01.00, Art(s) gallery, Amsterdam (NL) #-05.00, P/////akt, Zeeburgerpad, Amsterdam (NL) SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS


Ayumi gallery/Cave, Tokyo (JP) [Forthcoming] Bauhaus | Modern Textiel in Nederland, Textielmuseum, Tilburg (NL)

Intentional stance, de Ateliers, Amsterdam (NL) Three Artists Walk into a Bar, De Appel, Amsterdam (NL) The space in between, P/////AKT, Amsterdam (NL)


KADS, Amsterdam (NL)


A Group Show, Croxapox, Ghent (BE) The Smooth and the Striated, Huize Frankendael, Amsterdam (NL) The Smooth and the Striated, Nieuw Dakota, Amsterdam (NL) The Keys, Huize Frankendael, Amsterdam (NL)


Epson Fotofestival Naarden, Naarden Vesting (NL)


G58-G59 MASS-AKKER, Verbeke Foundation, Kemzeke (BE) Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam (NL)


Afwezig, Hotel Maria kapel, Hoorn (NL)


Van der Madeweg, Amsterdam (NL) SELECTED COLLECTIONS ABN Amro Art Collection, Amsterdam (NL) Akzo Nobel Art Foundation, Amsterdam (NL) Amsterdam Medisch Centrum, Amsterdam (NL) EKARD Collection Huize Frankendael, Amsterdam (NL) ING Art Collection, Amsterdam (NL) Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum, Leiden (NL) De Nederlandsche Bank, Amsterdam (NL) Rabo Art Collection, Utrecht (NL) Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (NL) Textiel Museum, Tilburg (NL) Verbeke Foundation, Kemzeke (BE) Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar (NL)



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