Wesley Meuris



‘stil’ (‘silent’)

26 January - 14 July 2019

Group exhibition, de Ketelfactory, Schiedam (NL)



In 2019 De Ketelfactory celebrates its 10-year anniversary. A wonderful occasion to bring together all artists who ever exhibited work here.
Winnie Teschmacher invited them to create a work of art about ‘silence’, no bigger than 30 x 30 x 30 cm. Allof the artists accepted her invitation. It is the start of De Ketelfactory’s ‘Silence collection’.
The images, writings, films and objects will be presented downstairs. The setup will change regularly, making for a constantly changing exhibition.

The ‘Silence collection’ has a predecessor. Some thirty years ago, a mysterious Museum of Silence travelled through our country. Curator and artist Rob G.M. Vrakking had used mail art to ask hundreds of national and international artists to send him an object about silence.
The response was overwhelming: sculptures, paintings, drawings and written pieces arrived in the post.
After ten years, the collection was consigned to the Osthaus Museum in Hagen, Germany. There, the works lay wrapped up and unseen in the attic for years.



de Ketelfactory