17 Leftout Leftovers (Bourgeois)

Installation at Bourgeois Leftovers

17 Leftout Leftovers (Bourgeois)

photo: Cassander Eeftinck Schattenkerk


— Bourgeois Leftovers, the exhibition of the 2012-2013 de Appel Curatorial Programme, hosts a group of unlikely conversation partners at de Appel arts centre. From 20 April – 16 June the exhibition presents 32 Dutch genre paintings leftover from the current Van Abbemuseum collection display, together with commissions and contributions from contemporary artists.

Contemporary contributions by Ayreen Anastas & Rene Gabri, Ruth Buchanan, Jota Castro, Dina Danish, Lydia Davis, Judith Deschamps, Marlene Dumas, Chris Evans, Will Holder, Jugedamos, Alison Knowles, Matthieu Laurette, Gabriel Lester, Daragh Reeves, Barbara Visser, and Timmy van Zoelen.

Paintings by Johanna Bauer-Strumpf, Arnout Colnot, Lucie van Dam van Isselt, Jacob Dooyewaard, Willem Dooyewaard, Edgar Fernhout, Johannes Franken, Jan Goedhart, Herman Heijenbrock, Eduard Karsen, Conrad Kickert, Willem Knip, Ernst Leyden, Sal Meijer, Dirk Nijland, Bart Peizel, Wim van de Plas, Coba Ritsema, Dio Rovers, Gé Röling, Wout Schram, Albert Servaes, William Henry Singer, Jan Sluijters, Walter Vaes, Cornelis Vreedenburgh, Betsy Westendorp-Osieck, and Matthieu Wiegman.

Curated by Karima Boudou, Kari Cwynar, Angela Jerardi, Srajana Kaikini, Florencia Portocarrero, and Alexandra Stock

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— 18 April, 1936

Business rests for the day. The Tobacco Baron sits in his parlour.

[A knock at the door]

The Art Collector has come to call. They swiftly move to the dining room. Not much is said. Both know, economic matters of grave impor- tance will have to be discussed. But this can wait until after food has been served.

[Another knock]

The Visitor arrives late. Very late. By the time she is led in to the dining room, the Collector and the Baron have long moved on to the smoking room. She finds their plates on the table. Each has left a piece of steak behind. Why, she thinks. These are hard times. Were they not hungry? I am.