ZomerExpo 2014 Light, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag

The Gemeentemuseum Den Haag presents ZomerExpo 2014 Light, the largest national sales exhibition held at the museum showcasing a selection of artworks from an open call registration. The annual event is a fantastic display of artworks spanning all genres, representing the breadth of work being produced today.

Jurgen Winkler, longlisted artist in the Aesthetica Art Prize 2013, is one of the artists to take part in this year’s edition, and exhibits Are you experienced? – an interactive three-dimensional design piece. The work responds to and draws upon the notion of a peepshow, which reveals a hidden view to one individual looking through the box. The voyeuristic character of the situation is a nod to the work of Marchel Duchamp who could intertwine humour with sexual allusions.

Jurgen Winkler’s A prisoner’s dilemma was selected for the Aesthetica Art Prize 2013 longlist – supporting and showcasing 100 emerging artists. In this piece Winkler comments on the different sides of dependency in relationships, with human behaviour as the source of astonishment and inspiration.

Winkler studied biology at the University of Amsterdam, and then turned his focus to drawings and sculpture during his studies at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy. Alienation and intimacy, power and impotence are recurring themes in Winkler’s work. In his sculptures, installations, drawings and photographs humour is often perceptible and palpable.

To see more of Jurgen Winkler’s work visit www.jurgenwinkler.nl.

ZomerExpo 2014 Light, until 31 August, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, Stadhouderslaan 41, 2517 HV Den Haag, Netherlands. For more information visit www.gemeentemuseum.nl/en.

The Aesthetica Art Prize is open for entries. Submit by 31 August to win up to £5,000, group exhibition, publication in the accompanying exhibition catalogue and editorial coverage in Aesthetica Magazine. For more information and to enter visit www.jurgenwinkler.nl.

1. Jurgen Winkler, A prisoner’s dilemma.

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