Hortus is a new project, which involves research into the early Renaissance Botanic Gardens of Padua (IT) and Leiden (NL). I’m very glad to receive the a-n Artist Bursary so I can start my project with visiting these sites and their libraries.
After some tinkering, trial and error I am developing a digital sketch book with FileMaker. The current version uses the ‘web viewer’ within FileMaker to capture drawing (See FMEasyCanvas, details on Github) Hopefully that will sort out all the pieces of paper with notes and […]
Text from artist’s book: A_Selection_Of_66_From_JHG : Unconsumable Global Luxury Dispersion (2018)
It introduces the terms unconsumable, global, luxury and dispersion, in relation to my artist’s practice and my upcoming exhibition at the Hansard Gallery.
Unconsumable Global Luxury Dispersion (UGLyD) is a project that collects and disperses artwork titles related to an exhibition history. In collaboration with the John Hansard Gallery, Walter van Rijn has aggregated more than 5000 artwork titles from work exhibited in the gallery at the Highfield Campus from the first exhibition in 1980 till the last in 2016.
I have recently published my thesis online at the academia website. Here is the abstract and link to download.
For this exhibition I archived and catalogued all the physical remains of the artwork I produced during my doctoral research. All objects are boxed up and delivered to the gallery. The condition and display in which these objects are shown is contingent on the choices […]
I have archived several collections of artwork titles at SourceForge. UGLyD Walter van Rijn: contains a list of titles from my own works, created during my PhD thesis TITLE(date) Hansard: contains a database of artwork titles exhibited between 1 March 2003 and 17 August 2013 […]