Shadows at the Tinguely retrospective at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam

Shadows at the Tinguely retrospective at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam

Mimi Blogger Team visited the Jean Tinguely exhibition ‘Machinespectacle’ at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam the other day. (we did that live on instagram by the way) There is somethng about this exhibition we want to discuss with y’all: the shadows.

Yes, the shadows! We got distracted by how the works were lit: very inconsistent in our opinion. We got confused in one of the first rooms, which was filled with (earlier) works in black and white; mostly presented on the walls. Sometimes the light created shadows that were very pretty, either on the wall or on the work itself. But this ‘shadowplay’ wasn’t very consistent and thus distracting for us. And that’s no fun, walking through an exhibition trying to figure out what the idea of the lightplan is, when you should be enjoying art.

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