Borzo TEFAF ’18

Borzo Gallery is an art gallery known for representing work by movements like Zero/Nul, Minimalism and Geometric Abstraction and artists such as Jan Schoonhoven, Ewerdt Hilgemann, Constant, Kenneth Snelson and George Rickey. During the internationally renowned art fair TEFAF Maastricht 2018, the gallery put up an exhibition that focuses on the sculptures from their collection.


The standard space of 7m by 10m given by the art fair is transformed into a layered space, divided into four sections, separated by grey walls only 5 cm thin. Rectangular openings are cut out of the walls, forming the passageways between the various spaces and the niches for the sculptures. Through the openings the visitor can already see a fragment of the next room and the next works. As a result, the artworks do not only stand on their own, but are also explicitly linked to each other as a collection.


Because the thickness of the walls and the artworks being more or less the same, a play is created between the three-dimensional space and the two-dimensional plane. An opening in a wall sometimes seems to be a work of art; and sometimes a work of art (such as a black rectangular work by Tadaaki Kuwayama) seems to be an opening. Architecture and art reinforce each other and merge with each other.


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see also Borzo TEFAF ’19

Location : Maastricht, The Netherlands

Client : BorzoGallery
Program : Exposition space

Area : 70 m2

Status : Completed in 2018

Project team: Freyke Hartemink, Carsten Hilgendorf, Jarrik Ouburg, Emma Bellucci

Contractor : Stabilo International BV