The sharpening stone for Marjolijn van den Assem’s thinking is the abrasive philosophy of wandering nomad Friedrich Nietzsche. In her dialogues with his books, letters and travels, she negotiates the borderline between drawing and performative writing. She draws, amongst other sources, on Nietzsche’s book The Gay Science, named after the gaia scienza of erstwhile troubadours, who he saw as free spirits. The works that flowed from this over the past seven years form an ode to art as a refuge.
A finissage to awareness of semblance; Marjolijn van den Assem will be present in her exhibition on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 March between 3 – 5 pm for a Meet & Greet. You are more than welcome to meet and talk to Marjolijn in an informal setting!