So You Don't Get Lost in the Neighborhood #18
teja van hoften
24 June 2018 – 20 October 2022
On Sunday June 24, teja van hoften opened her studio in Burg-Haamstede to the public and gave a talk about her artistic practice and interests. The talk was followed by a walk through the Zeepe dunes.
The intersections of man and nature – and the organic or human characteristics of both – are an important and recurring visible theme in the work of teja van hoften. In her house, her garden or outdoors in nature, she constantly finds new examples: the veins of a leaf, the thick muscular structure of a tree trunk, the changing wrinkles in sand or the stubborn vegetation of dune sand. This duality can be seen in her sculptures.
Vleeshal is an internationally oriented center for contemporary art, rooted in Zeeland. In Zeeland Focus, Vleeshal highlights regional artists, takes part in and celebrates local contemporary art and culture.
For So You Don’t Get Lost in the Neighborhood Vleeshal invited artists from Zeeland to take on the role of a compass and guide their audience to interesting and inspiring places in Zeeland. The title comes from the English translation of Patrick Modiano’s book Pour que tu ne te perds pas dans le quartier written in 2014, the year Modiano won the Nobel Prize in Literature. This series took place from 2015-2018.