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  • Critical Mass. Jasper de Beijer, exhibition in Museum Rijswijk
  • Jap Sam Books
  • art Award exhibition

Critical Mass. Jasper de Beijer, exhibition in Museum Rijswijk

Critical Mass. Jasper de Beijer, exhibition in Museum Rijswijk

Jasper de Beijer, Critical Mass (2021/2022) - detail of installation, paper on wood and cardboard, fabric and blacklight (8x3x5m)

The publication Critical Mass. Jasper de Beijer and the exhibition were made possible by the support of the Agnes van den Brandeler Museum Prize, jointly awarded to Museum Rijswijk and the artist.

Jap Sam Books was asked to publish the accompanying publication Critical Mass. Jasper de Beijer. We connected graphic designer Edwin van Gelder (Mainstudio) to the project to design this beautiful symbiotic publication.

Design by Edwin van Gelder

Edwin van Gelder worked on multiple award-winning publications for Jap Sam Books. Titles like The Walter Benjamin and Albert S. Project by artist Maurice Bogaert and Remy Jungerman. Where the River Runs.

"Plunge into Jasper de Beijers’ mind and let yourself be swept away into the passages of world history as it all flows before your eyes as in a dream. And grab hold of each other if you are in danger of losing your balance."

- Arnoud van Aalst, Director of Museum Rijswijk

"The work of Jasper de Beijer (Amsterdam, 1973) is about the process of looking, seeing and interpreting, and focuses thematically on a specific historical period and event. It is not just the process that you go through as a viewer when you are looking at his work, but you also recognise the method of working that the artist used when making it. He uses visual data such as postcards, newspapers or commercial photography to analyse historical moments, such as Dutch colonialism in Indonesia, Western visions of Africa, or the Industrial Revolution. We are looking at a photographic registration of a labour-intensive working process that eventually results in an autonomous artwork."

- Diana Wind, Curator of contemporary art, Museum Rijswijk 

Critical Mass. Jasper de Beijer contains text contributions by Diana Wind (Curator of contemporay art at Museum Rijswijk), Arnoud van Aalst (Director of Museum Rijswijk) and Merel Bem (Art historian).
The exhibition Jasper de Beijer. Critical Mass is now on show at Museum Rijswijk until April 18th. For tickets and information click here


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