Willie Doherty in Longing for happier times

Kröller-Müller Museum, The Netherlands

19 September 2015 – 3 January 2016

Group exhibition

Willie Doherty, Ancient Ground (still), 2011

This autumn, the museum is showing audiovisual installations by Willie Doherty, Mario García Torres, Jan Fabre, Cai Guo-Qiang, Matt Mullican, Hetty Huisman and Herman de Vries. The works are connected to familiar themes in the collection, in which humankind, nature and space for contemplation play a central role.

 

'Longing for happier times' is a text quote from the installation by Mario García Torres, voiced about the remains of a destroyed work of art. Many of these works reflect on decay and destruction and reveal a desire for better days. They are, however, also dreams of innovation, of confidence in nature and the human ability to find new ways.

 

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