I have to admit that the chances for just ending up at this museum was made up by pure luck! We were driving from Berlin towards London and decided by looking at the map for a convenient place to have lunch. The Eidenhoven location was perfect, so off the freeway we went and within minutes we parked conveniently next to the Vanabbenmuseum. We even had a few hours to spend, so after a long lunch we had a great walk through the museum collection.... and I got my Art Kick for the day!
Sloto-the secret life of the Onion, 2003
I will have to give you the entertaining description by the museum:
"The work represents a production process. Onion-shaped glass containers are filled with mineral oil, dried onion rings, pictures of works from the collection of the Van Abbemuseum and works by Rhoades, as well as socks. The socks are important because they have taken up the dust from the floors of the museum. Some of the filled glass containers are driven around a work of art by Donald Judd in a pig train. In this way the onions "experience" this work of art from different perspectives. Subsequently the "experienced" onions are placed in shelves against the wall."
Gerrit van Bakel
"The mechanism represents the engine of everything: energy. This machine ensures that both the material energy as well as the spiritual energy envelop the exhibition space."
Wood Circle, 1977
Joost van Roojen & Aldo van Eijk
42 series of Bands of Colour in a Spiral Space
These colored pieces of fabric are sewed together in bands.
(Not sure about the artist, it is a little home outside the Museum, quite, if you know the artist, please let me know:)
Odessa Monument, 1991
After this post, I will move you back to the United Kingdom and up north towards Edinburgh!!