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