2009

COMMA 02

Marjolijn Dijkman


Exhibition Dates: 5 – 21 March 2009
Marjolijn Dijkman’s evocative images demonstrate her ongoing investigation into representations of the world. Dijkman is interested in place, how we find a sense of place and how the human can be seen in every intervention in the landscape, be it accidental or with purpose.

For COMMA, Dijkman occupied the rear gallery with an epic photographic installation where hundreds of images flooded the space; each pasted directly or projected on to the walls. The images were taken from her ongoing work Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (Theatre of the World) where images she has taken across the world are categorised under headings such as Abandon, Cheer Up, Prohibit, Turn Inside Out.

Marjolijn Dijkman (b.1978) lives and works in Rotterdam.

Essay

About COMMA: Launched in March 2009, COMMA is a dynamic new series of commissions enabling artists to experiment and expand their practice in relation to Bloomberg SPACE and its communities. Over thirty of today’s most outstanding emerging and established international artists will be invited to create new work, installations and architectural interventions in a fast paced succession of exhibitions. The program is curated by David Risley, Graham Gussin, Stephen Hepworth, Sacha Craddock and Vanessa Desclaux.

COMMA at Bloomberg SPACE, reflects the core principles of innovation, engagement, adventurous creativity and education central to Bloomberg’s reputation for arts sponsorship.