November 7 - December 20, 2020

“Pietà, A Reconsideration of the Gesture” solo show by Rini Hurkmans

Lumen Travo Gallery is delighted to present the new solo show by Rini Hurkmans.

Titled Pietà, A Reconsideration of the Gesture, this exhibition will show the works that Hurkmans developed during her working period as Artist in Residence at the Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome (KNIR). Her research into the press photo of the moment just after Michelangelo’s Pietà was attacked in 1972 serves as the starting point for her new work that also builds upon earlier work inspired by this photo since she acquired it in 1992.

During the Amsterdam Art Gallery Weekend, Lumen Travo will host a series of events, which will be also live-streamed on the gallery’s Instagram account https://www.instagram.com/lumentravogallery:



Saturday 28 November, 12.00 hrs
Marja Bloem in conversation with Rini Hurkmans. In dialogue they will talk in detail about the exhibition Pietà, A Reconsideration of the Gesture.


Saturday 28 November, 15:00 hrs

The sculpture A Personal Gesture, a copy of Maria’s left arm and hand will travel from individual to individual. Each person may have it in close proximity for a predetermined period. In this way, everyone will have the possibility to ponder or consider the arm in different contexts, to provoke dialogues and question possible redefinitions of the gesture. 
On Saturday November the 28th, Anne Vegter, poet and writer, chairman of the Akademie van Kunsten, will officially accept the sculpture A Personal Gesture. This act is the beginning of the journey that this sculpture will make.

Special opening hours:

Thursday 26 November, 14.00-17.00 hrs (VIP only)

Thursday 26 November, 17.00-20.00 hrs

Friday 27 November, 12.00-18.00 hrs

Saturday 28 November, 12.00-18.00 hrs

Sunday 29 November, 12.00-17.00 hrs

(*Up to 6 people will be allowed inside the gallery at the same time. Face masks are mandatory.)

Show running until December the 20th.