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Marijke van Warmerdam

Marijke van Warmerdam First Drop
Exhibition 27 July – 17 September 2006

Marijke van Warmerdam is known for art which surprises the viewer with unexpected poetry. Often depicting strange and inexplicably wonderful moments – a pancake briefly masquerading as the moon, a puddle stirred into miraculous, shimmering life – it imposes itself on the mind and memory with a potent exuberance.

This was the artist’s first major solo exhibition in the UK and consisted of a specially-selected sequence of new and recent photographs, sculpture and film. With a typically light touch, the work combines a deceptively naive approach to the act of seeing with straightforward strategies such as dramatic shifts of scale, doubling, reflection, rhythmic repetition or surprising juxtapositions to urge us to look with our eyes wide open.

Exhibition organised in collaboration with Ikon Gallery, Birmingham
Exhibition supported by Mondriaan Foundation and The Henry Moore Foundation with additional support from The Royal Netherlands Embassy

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Exhibition Poster

This poster was designed by The Fruitmarket Gallery to support the Marijke van Warmerdam First Drop exhibition which ran from 27 July – 17 September 2006.

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Fruitmarket Gallery Publication

A catalogue to accompany the Edinburgh Art Festival 2006 exhibition at The Fruitmarket Gallery Published on the occasion of First drop, an exhibition for The Fruitmarket Gallery and IKON gallery in Birmingham.

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Artist's Edition : 'Take a Break, 2006'

Signed by the artist. This multiple takes the form of a double-sided photographic image which sits on a small shelf. On one side, an ordinary teacup, on the other, a moment of magic.

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