From March 10 till the end of April 2012 Mieke Meijer presents a series of remarkable installations at gallery Christian Ouwens in Rotterdam (NL). The installations are inspired by the photographs of Bernd and Hilla Becher.
The black and white images of the photographers couple are best known for their ‘typologies’- grids of black-and-white photographs of variant examples of a single type of industrial structure.
Mieke Meijer restores these disused industrial shapes into functional installations which enable studying, collecting and storing. Each piece is hand made to her own interpretation with outstanding attention to industrial details and skilled craftmenship. The titles of the installations refer to their original function.
Exclusively for Christian Ouwens, Mieke Meijer designed Winding Tower 01; a powerful shaped desk in a with as striking detail the unusually placed showcase (limited edition of 5 + 2 artist’s proofs).
Oppert 2 (zijstraat Meent)
3011 HV Rotterdam (NL)