Marijke van Warmerdam. Then, now, and then
Zentrum für Kunst und Medien (ZKM), Karlsruhe
Under the title » Then, now, and then « , the ZKM | Karlsruhe is showing fourteen new films by the artist Marijke van Warmerdam, which were made in 2017 during a guest residency in Rome and subsequent visits to the Italian capital. Films in which van Warmerdarm captures life on the streets: People jogging, in traffic, shopping.... And, of course, lovers. Together they form a series that links the present, the past and the future.
»Then, now, and then« is almost a retrospective, as numerous themes and motifs from earlier works are revisited in new guises. With a keen eye for abstract pictorial qualities, van Warmerdam celebrates chance, that secret order that has made everyday life on city streets so colorful for centuries.