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SCHOT~Ben. De Lege Verzameling, Benjamin Jakobson.*

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Author: Jakobson (Ben Schot)~Benjamin
Publisher: Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam
Year: 1997
Artist: SCHOT~Ben
ISBN: 90-6918-181-9

Softcover
Signed by the artist,  Includes bibliographical references (p. 92-93) , Dutch /English

 

SHELLS, DE LEGE VERZAMELING

The artist Ben Schot (Rotterdam) was invited by Boijmans Van Beuningen for a project concerning the museum as an institute. Title of his exhibition is ‘Shells’ and in for project, Ben Schot translated the publication ‘The Blind Shell – a brief investigation of shell-collecting’, , a biologist from Sweden. Jakobson investigated the history of theshell-collection from an unusual perspective. Ben Schot used this investigation of the shell-collection to compare with the art-collection of the museum. His conclusion is that the museum has deeper roots in language than in visual culture and that the collection is less accessible than it seems.

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