Silent Light at Dürst Britt & Mayhew

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Artists: Alexandre Lavet, Raúl Ortega Ayala, Pieter Paul Pothoven, Sybren Renema, Puck Verkade

Exhibition title: Silent Light

Venue: Dürst Britt & Mayhew, The Hague, The Netherlands

Date: April 2 – May 21, 2016

Photography: Gert Jan van Rooij, all images copyright and courtesy of the artists and Dürst Britt & Mayhew, The Hague

Note: Land of the Enlightened, a specially commissioned essay by Alix de Massiac can be found here

Silent Light shows a selection of lens-based works from five of the gallery’s represented artists: Alexandre Lavet (FR), Raúl Ortega Ayala (MX), Pieter Paul Pothoven (NL), Sybren Renema (NL) and Puck Verkade (NL). The four videoworks and one slide projection are characterized by their tacit, contemplative nature. Ironically, the only work that is accompanied by sound specifically deals with the theme of silence. All the works in the exhibition force the viewer to slow down and forego any immediate expectations. These works were not created to deliver any instant gratification, but they rather play with the idea of delay and how nature has a different way of ordering things. The cosmos seems to have a bigger plan than what man is able to play out on this world’s stage, however hard he tries.

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Raúl Ortega Ayala, Untitled (Curtains), 2016

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Puck Verkade, Solitary Company, 2015

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Puck Verkade, Solitary Company, 2015

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Puck Verkade, Solitary Company, 2015

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Alexandre Lavet, Sunset, 2012

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Alexandre Lavet, Sunset, 2012

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Alexandre Lavet, Sunset, 2012

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Alexandre Lavet, Sunset, 2012

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Alexandre Lavet, Sunset, 2012

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Alexandre Lavet, Sunset, 2012

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Puck Verkade, Solitary Company, 2015

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Puck Verkade, Solitary Company, 2015

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Puck Verkade, Solitary Company, 2015

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Puck Verkade, Solitary Company, 2015

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Sybren Renema, Elective Affinities (Stanley), 2011

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Sybren Renema, Elective Affinities (Stanley), 2011

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Pieter Paul Pothoven, Lapis Lazuli from Serr-i-Sang, 2012-2015

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