Ondertussen: Richard Brouwer

12 December 2010 thru 6 February 2011
Location: Hogewal 1-9, The Hague

"Queequeg was a native of Kokovoko, an island far away to the West and South. It is not down in any map; true places never are."
[Herman Melville in Moby Dick]

Melville describes the island as both a real geographical location and as an idyllic spot; 'A True Place'. Because the book also discusses other places like Nantucket, Lima, and Manhattan, the imaginary island of Kokovoko becomes real as well, a destination one could visit during one's travels. In his description Melville opts for 'the imaginary' instead of reality.
[Richard Brouwer]

Phoenix, AZ

Richard Brouwer took these photos during a working period in 2009 and 2010. During his stay he searched for the poetry of the desolate and the beauty of the empty spaces which are still abundantly scattered around the city of Phoenix Arizona. The selected photos are excerpts from chapters from a much bigger photo novella about the Phoenix metropolitan area.
More information: www.richardbrouwer.com

For this project Richard Brouwer received a PRO-Research grant.

The former reception area of Stroom has been converted into a small exhibition space. On a regular basis there are presentations of artists who have received a subsidy in the categories Stroom PRO- and SPOT-grants. The informal exhibitions and presentations are intended to illustrate the diversity of the Stroom grant system. The program in the space is called Ondertussen (Meanwhile).

Archive Ondertussen presentations

Richard Brouwer, The Westward Ho, 2010
photo: Richard Brouwer
Richard Brouwer, Locked Up, 2010
photo: Richard Brouwer
Richard Brouwer, Central Avenue, 2010
photo: Richard Brouwer
Richard Brouwer, The Last Day of Madison, 2010
photo: Richard Brouwer