The sculpture EX by Dutch artist Anne de Vries compliments the industrial exterior of Momentum kunsthall and seems to belong rooted in the developing landscape of Moss. At 8 meters high, EX brings to mind the haunted forests from the pages of a fairytale. However, upon closer inspection, EX borders on the absurd with its huge smile, and the branches seem to wave hello. The duality of the sculpture’s expression is the perfect welcome to Momentum10 – The Emotional Exhibition.
All photos: Ingeborg Øien Thorsland © Punkt Ø
Anne de Vries was born in 1977 in The Hague and is currently living and working in Amsterdam and Berlin.
His work is diverse and combines different media and ideas. One can find sculpture, video, spoken word, photography and some larger scale installations. Some say Anne de Vries explores the relationship between technology, media and mass experience and the limits of human agency.
His work has been presented at ZKM in Karlsruhe (DE), Cell Projects London (UK), MoMA PS1, New York (US), The 9th Berlin Biennale (DE), Palais de Tokyo (FR), Parc Saint Léger, Centre d’art Contemporain (FR), Kunstverein Arnsberg (DE) Franshalsmuseum (NLD), Nest (NLD), Manifesta
Foundattion (NLD), Centre Culturel Suisse (FR), New Wight Biennale (US), Museum Angewandte Kunst in Frankfurt am Main (DE), Based in Berlin (DE), The Moving Museum (TR), Three Shadows Museum (CN) and many other places.