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The Plant Collection / Inge Meijer

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When Willem Sandberg, the newly appointed director of Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum, held an exhibition in 1946 in honour of Piet Mondriaan, he did something quite remarkable. He placed a Swiss cheese plant next to Mondrian’s paintings. For Sandberg, the aesthetic placement of a plant in the museum made a statement. No longer would the Stedelijk be an elite temple for art; rather, he wanted the public to become accustomed to contemporary art in a familiar, domestic environment. Artist Inge Meijer investigated the vanished and subsequently forgotten vegetation in the museum during the 1945–1983 period for this book, rendering its history once again visible. With a foreword by Caroline Roodenburg and an interview by Maria Barnas.

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Artist: Inge Meijer
Year: 2019
Design: Roger Willems, Dongyoung Lee
Number of pages: 112
Size: 21 × 29.7 cm
ISBN: 9789492811530