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Below the Underground. Ansuya Blom

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+++Ansuya Blom, Laurie Cluitmans, Eleonoor Jap Sam+++

ISBN 978-94-93329-09-6
Price € 35,00
Artist Ansuya Blom
Texts Laurie Cluitmans, Patrick Flores, Hendrik Folkerts, Yolande Zola Zoli van der Heide, Monika Szewczyk
Photography Roy Taylor, Peter Cox, Gert Jan van Rooij, Tom Haartsen, LNDWSTudio, Claude Crommelin, T&R Henderson
Editing Ansuya Blom, Laurie Cluitmans, Eleonoor Jap Sam
Editorial & project assistance Isabel da Costa
Design Studio Kader / Carolina Aboarrage
Translation Kate Eaton (Woordwaarde), Michele Hutchison, Marie Louise Schoondergang
Number of pages 288
Book size 20.5 x 27.5 cm 
Binding Softcover, sewn, dust jacket 
Printing & binding NPN Printers
Language English 
Release date March 2024
Publisher Jap Sam Books, in collaboration with Centraal Museum Utrecht


With the support of Jaap Harten Fonds, Mondriaan Fund, Centraal Museum Utrecht, Creative Industries Fund NL, Stichting Niemeijer Fonds


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| An intriguing look at the work by artist Ansuya Blom.

| Below the Underground, the title Blom gave to this publication, is characteristic. It is an invitation to dig deeper than the skin, than the surface. - Laurie Cluitmans

Over the past forty years, Ansuya Blom (Groningen, 1956) has built up a body of work in which she explores the boundaries of the inner world of experience. In drawings, collages, films and installations, she unravels these complex relationships of humanity with himself, the other and the outside world. 

This publication was published in conjunction with the solo exhibition of Ansuya Blom at Landhuis Oud Amelisweerd, organized by the Centraal Museum (March 23rd - June 30th, 2024)


"Her works are not necessarily analyses of particular novels or pieces of writing, the texts form a point of departure for seeking out the friction between the self, the internal world of experience, and the systems and classifications of the external world. In the passage from internal to external, anxiety, miscommunication, misinterpretation and confusion can arise. The 'I' has to relate to systems that are assumed stable. To show this movement, her drawings, collages and films often start with one specific person: in her films she adopts a first person perspective. She invites the viewer to empathize with the individual before the largers systems of interpretation are brought into play" - Laurie Cluitmans


"Elusive is a word that comes to mind when I think about Blom's art. Not elusive because the communication is unclear, but elusive because both the works and the artist destabilize any word attributed to them. Blom consciously employs this as a strategy to show a different reality. Thinking in categories is insufficient, too, when it comes to her drawings, collages, paintings and films. Blom opposes this head on but with great subtlety." - Laurie Cluitmans


Ansuya Blom, Laurie Cluitmans, Eleonoor Jap Sam

€35.00

Below the Underground. Ansuya Blom

Ansuya Blom, Laurie Cluitmans, Eleonoor Jap Sam

€35.00

Art / Film / video / New titles

ISBN 978-94-93329-09-6
Price € 35,00
Artist Ansuya Blom
Texts Laurie Cluitmans, Patrick Flores, Hendrik Folkerts, Yolande Zola Zoli van der Heide, Monika Szewczyk
Photography Roy Taylor, Peter Cox, Gert Jan van Rooij, Tom Haartsen, LNDWSTudio, Claude Crommelin, T&R Henderson
Editing Ansuya Blom, Laurie Cluitmans, Eleonoor Jap Sam
Editorial & project assistance Isabel da Costa
Design Studio Kader / Carolina Aboarrage
Translation Kate Eaton (Woordwaarde), Michele Hutchison, Marie Louise Schoondergang
Number of pages 288
Book size 20.5 x 27.5 cm 
Binding Softcover, sewn, dust jacket 
Printing & binding NPN Printers
Language English 
Release date March 2024
Publisher Jap Sam Books, in collaboration with Centraal Museum Utrecht


With the support of Jaap Harten Fonds, Mondriaan Fund, Centraal Museum Utrecht, Creative Industries Fund NL, Stichting Niemeijer Fonds


| An intriguing look at the work by artist Ansuya Blom.

| Below the Underground, the title Blom gave to this publication, is characteristic. It is an invitation to dig deeper than the skin, than the surface. - Laurie Cluitmans

Over the past forty years, Ansuya Blom (Groningen, 1956) has built up a body of work in which she explores the boundaries of the inner world of experience. In drawings, collages, films and installations, she unravels these complex relationships of humanity with himself, the other and the outside world. 

This publication was published in conjunction with the solo exhibition of Ansuya Blom at Landhuis Oud Amelisweerd, organized by the Centraal Museum (March 23rd - June 30th, 2024)


"Her works are not necessarily analyses of particular novels or pieces of writing, the texts form a point of departure for seeking out the friction between the self, the internal world of experience, and the systems and classifications of the external world. In the passage from internal to external, anxiety, miscommunication, misinterpretation and confusion can arise. The 'I' has to relate to systems that are assumed stable. To show this movement, her drawings, collages and films often start with one specific person: in her films she adopts a first person perspective. She invites the viewer to empathize with the individual before the largers systems of interpretation are brought into play" - Laurie Cluitmans


"Elusive is a word that comes to mind when I think about Blom's art. Not elusive because the communication is unclear, but elusive because both the works and the artist destabilize any word attributed to them. Blom consciously employs this as a strategy to show a different reality. Thinking in categories is insufficient, too, when it comes to her drawings, collages, paintings and films. Blom opposes this head on but with great subtlety." - Laurie Cluitmans