20th October - 18th November 2018

Tabulating Table

Riet Wijnen (1988, Venray, the Netherlands) is an artist based in Amsterdam who works mostly in the media of photography, sculptures, video, and text writing. In her work, she explores links between abstraction, perception, language, and structures through the historiography of abstraction in different fields: starting with early modernism in art and slowly moving towards science, philosophy and activism.

In her show at Lumen Travo, for which she was invited by Amsterdam based curator Sjoerd Kloosterhuis, the artist will present new parts of her ongoing project in the cycle “Sixteen Conversations on Abstraction” which she started in 2015.
The main organizing principle of the cycle consists of sixteen fictional conversations, sixteen subsequent works, and one sculpture (which functions as a diagram, mapping the connections amongst the different conversations).

Works by Stephen Willats and Marianne Wex will function as footnotes to the exhibition that will run till November 17th.

Riet Wijnen’s solo exhibitions include: P/////AKT, Amsterdam (2016) and at Ellen de Bruijne Projects in Amsterdam (2015). She participated in several groups shows among others at Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem (2018); The 21st Biennale of Sydney, Sydney (2018); Casco – Office for Art, Design and Theory, Utrecht, Museum (2018 and 2017) and The Center for Contemporary Art & Culture at PNCA, Portland (2017).

Wijnen is currently a resident at the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten and together with Falke Pisano she is working on a long-term commission to redesign the workspace at Casco Art Institute: Working for the Commons, Utrecht.