The Artist as Explorer - Madelon Hooykaas

Madelon Hooykaas, 2023
The Artist as Explorer - Madelon Hooykaas
Publisher: Jap Sam Books
Dimensions: 275 x 21 mm
Pages: 272
ISBN-13: 978-94-92852-99-1
€ 37.74

An archetypical explorer is deemed to be someone who pushes boundaries and embraces unexpected discoveries. Dedicated to art as her form of expression, Dutch artist Madelon Hooykaas has spent the past sixty years exploring new lands, cultures, aesthetics, and experimenting with multimedia. Her practice is shaped by contemplation, reflection, and a curiosity for and connection with different cultures and beliefs. Moreover, her strong convictions surrounding Nature and humanity’s stewardship role in preserving it, as well as pertaining to certain non-Western philosophies which support a balance between the human experience and the natural world, underlie her creative oeuvre.

Madelon Hooykaas (1942) is one of the first visual artists to start using video as an artistic medium. From 1972, she worked intensively with the Scottish visual artist Elsa Stansfield (1945-2004). Under the name Hooykaas/Stansfield, they built an impressive oeuvre that is also known for the ecological issues they wove into their work early on. Hooykaas' works are included in important collections of Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Centraal Museum Utrecht, Museum of Modern Art New York and Tate Britain London.
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stock number: NB557
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