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KAPKARTOFUD #2 | photo Peter Cox

 

Frank Havermans 1:1
solo exhibition
Museum SM’s, ’s-Hertogenbosch, NL

29 January to 8 May 2011

Frank Havermans himself classifies his work as ‘architectonic constructs’. On the cutting edge of visual art and architecture, his edifices take the form of a space that can be (temporarily) occupied, like a tree house, a look-out post or a two-person movie theatre. And sometimes they are ethereal structures reminiscent of complex urban design models that relate to a specific location.

Havermans combines his fascination with space and structural principles, love for the material and great enjoyment in making things (himself). Along with drawings and models he is showing five great architectonic constructs, including an installation that serves as a ‘holder’ in which to display part of the museum’s collection. Like all his installations this work is functional and ‘useful’, but not servile. As though Havermans were telling the museum: ‘Think before you use!’

KAPKAR / VH-55 ceramic display | photo Peter Cox

KAPKAR/ TCM-656 | photo Peter Cox

KAPKAR/ TCM-656 | photo Peter Cox

KAPKAR/ TT-C2P | photo Peter Cox

KAPKAR/ TT-C2P | photo Peter Cox

KAPKAR/ TT-C2P | photo Peter Cox

KAPKAR/ TT-C2P inside with viewers | photo Peter Cox

KAPKARTOFUD #2 | photo Peter Cox

KAPKARTOFUD #2 | photo Peter Cox

KAPKARTOFUD #2 | photo Peter Cox

TOFUD | photo Peter Cox

TOFUD | photo Peter Cox