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Group Exhibition: When I Give, I Give Myself, 20 May 2015 - 17 January 2016

Viviane shows a work called: Axiom / Indigo

Participating artists and writers:

Eylem Aladogan, Maria Barnas, Michaël Borremans, Hafid Bouazza, Constant Dullaart, Jan Fabre, Alicia Framis, Ryan Gander, Arnon Grunberg, Christian Jankowski, Anish Kapoor, Job Koelewijn, Nicole Krauss, Yayoi Kusama, Gabriel Lester, Navid Nuur, Rory Pilgrim, Cheng Ran, Viviane Sassen, Pilvi Takala & Siri Baggerman, Simon van Til, Diego Tonus, Wouter Venema.viv

What do Vincent van Gogh’s ideas and insights mean to artists today? In the exhibition 'When I Give, I Give Myself', 23 contemporary artists respond to letters written by Van Gogh.

The works of 23 Dutch and international artists and writers provide a contemporary trail through the permanent collection, placing Vincent van Gogh in a different light.

Vincent van Gogh wrote over 800 letters, mainly to his brother Theo. In these letters, he movingly describes his ambitions and his doubts, as well as what inspired and amazed him in the world around him. The ideas about art and life which Van Gogh expressed in his letters are inextricably linked to his work.

Contemporary artists respond to Van Gogh

What do Van Gogh’s ideas and insights mean to artists and for art as it is practised today? The artists each received a specially selected Van Gogh letter. They responded in a piece of art, a letter or a poem.

Their surprising answers are displayed in the Van Gogh Museum among the works of Van Gogh.

Group Exhibition: When I Give, I Give Myself, 20 May 2015 - 17 January 2016
van Gogh Museum
Amsterdam, Netherlands