Bjarne Melgaard/Rod Bianco Super Normal in de Apple arts centre

Edwin Becker, head of exhibitions at Van Gogh Museum, will give a close reading of one of Melgaard’s works on 5 September.

15 June 2010

This summer (19 June - 5 September 2010), de Appel arts centre presents a Solo Project by the Norwegian artist Bjarne Melgaard (1967), a show with its artistic starting point located in the mental world of Rod Bianco. Bianco is the latest protagonist; he is neither an alter ego nor an avatar of the artist, but a fictional personality who may simultaneously be regarded as a ‘production unit’. The entirety of work and activities that develops under his auspices is legible as a multilayered visual novel.

Melgaard is one of the most chameleonic figures in contemporary art. His work evolves and mutates at breakneck speed owing to his continual introduction of new themes, ideas and semi-imaginary characters such as Bernard St. Summiere, Mr. Black Pearl, Rummelsnuff, Joey Stefano, Frost and Les Super. He reveals himself in this respect as a gifted storyteller who constructs a narrative microcosm by means of visual and textual indications.

Close reading by Edwin Becker
Sunday 5 September, at 16:00, one work of the exhibition becomes subject of close reading by Edwin Becker, head of exhibitions at Van Gogh Museum.
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de Appel arts centre
Eerste Jacob van Campenstraat 59

Please visit de Appel’s website for more information on this exhibition.

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