ArtThat Openings: Daniel Arsham’s ‘Connecting Time’ Exhibition @Moco Museum, Amsterdam

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‘Connecting Time’ at Amsterdam’s Moco Museum, is a retrospective show with works spanning New York-based artist Daniel Arsham’s entire career. From January 18th until September 30th 2019, the museum, in collaboration with Galerie Perrotin and Galerie Ron Mandos, is exhibiting Arsham’s work on a range of disciplines such as his architecture, design, sculpture, film and performance.

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Entering the installation spaces of this expansive exhibition, such as Amethyst Ball Cavern and Eroded Wall Paper Room, feels like stepping into an alternate reality. The artist’s fascination with pop culture objects, sports and the influence of archeology are apparent in these spaces.

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The show also includes Arsham’s never before presented interactive installation Calcified Room, consisting of a domestic space furnished in mid-century style but created to appear strangely petrified. The calcified room is evocative of a cave interior scaled with minerals, or the city of Pompeii, eternally preserved in ash.

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“For my first museum scale exhibition in the Netherlands, I am excited to partner with Moco Museum to present a selection of my work spanning the last 10 years of my career. I’ve created some new and never before seen works and installations for this show and am very looking forward to share my practice with the Dutch people and international audience in Amsterdam”, says Arsham.

Photography by Isabel Janssen.

Another solo exhibition, Static Mythologies, is also on view in Amsterdam at Galerie Ron Mandos through March 16, 2019.

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“Corner Knot” (2008) and “Falling Clock” (2012)

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“Hidden Figure” (2011)

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“Calcified Room” (2019)

Photography by Sasha Bogojev.

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