Play Van Abbe
The Pilgrim, the Tourist, the Flaneur (and the Worker) is the fourth and final part of the Play Van Abbeprogramme. The exhibition presents a selection of important works from the museum’s collection together with several guest artists. Visitors are invited to play a role whilst visiting the museum; the roles are the pilgrim, the tourist, the flaneur and the worker. By offering these classical roles, the museum seeks to focus directly on the visitors themselves and the way they experience art, rather than to thematise the artworks themselves.
On a spiritual journey, the pilgrim seeks revelation through contemplative observation. In contrast, the tourist takes a break from daily routines, and looks for the experiential and authentic. Wandering without a goal, the flaneur is open for everything while committed to nothing. The more active position of the worker can be approached from any role. The worker is the producer of new stories and meaning, and in this role, the visitor can leave behind feedback and commentary for those who come after.
The roles are not meant to clarify whether something is good or bad art, but open up new perspectives for a visitor on the artworks, the exhibition and the museum as a public place for experience and exchange.
Special guests in the exhibition are Erwin van Doorn with Inge Nabuurs, Surasi Kusolwong, Cristina Lucas, Oliver Ressler, Marko Peljhan en Yang Zhenzhong.
For more information on Play Van Abbe you can visit www.vanabbemuseum.nl