Willem De Rooij: Intolerance

 

Developed especially for the Neue Nationalgalerie, Intolerance by Willem De Rooij, consists of a large, temporary installation and a three-part publication. Intolerance confronts a group of 17th century Dutch bird-paintings by Melchior d’Hondecoeter with a group of 18th and 19th century feathered objects from Hawai‘i. Open to a complex of interpretations, Intolerance can be read as a three-dimensional collage, as a reflection on the conditions of the exhibition space and of institutional practice, and as a visual study on the triangular relationship between early global trade, inter-cultural conflict and mutual attraction.

 

Published by Neue Nationalgalerie and Staatliche Museen zu Berlin