Studio Cheered


materials: soil

Studio Cheered Beeld Tjeerd Posthuma
Studio CheeredBeeld Tjeerd Posthuma

For Malevich, The Black Square was the starting point for everything. Here at Museumplein, at the heart of Amsterdam’s arts scene, lies my Black Square. Juicy soil is spread brusquely into every corner. Little pools of water emphasize the fertility of this fallow land between harvesting and sowing. It is overwhelming.

The title mentions a quote from Genesis 1:2: The Story of Creation in the Bible. In it, the earth is described as formless and void. Or as I would say: unclear and unnecessary. Nobody asked for the earth just as nobody asked for life. Yet here we are and now we desperately need both. It is what art is in a nutshell. Who knows what else might be revealed from these depths?

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