Thursday, February 07, 2008

Hortisculptures Ferdi - Museum het Valkhof Nijmegen - the Netherlands

Ferdi seated on her "Mother's Invention" at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. Click on photo (Ad Petersen 1968) for larger image.

Ferdi was only 41 when she died in 1969. A prolific jewelry and soft sculpture artist, she left an extensive legacy.
Visitors to Ferdi's solo exhibition at Museum de Valkhof in Nijmegen will enter the artist's horticultural fantasy world.
A realm created during and reminiscent of the psychedelic pop era of the nineteen sixties.

Hortisculptures is a show for flower children of all ages, and an antidote for the doldrums of today.
Shinkichi Tajiri's 1955, b/w 16 mm, 10.40 min. documentary film about his wife will be on view during the exhibition.

A cassette containing two books: a reprint of an earlier publication created by Giotta and Ryu Tajiri, daughters of Ferdi and Shinkichi Tajiri, and an updated version with additional text and earlier unpublished photos, will be available for purchase at the museum.

February 16 through June 1, 2008
Museum Het Valkhof, Kelfkensbos 59, Nijmegen
Tuesday - Friday 10 a.m. -5 p.m.
Satuday, Sunday and holidays 12-5 p.m.

Information: (NL country code +) 024-3608805
Museum het Valkhof

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