White rectangular surfaces on yellowed walls where there used to be framed pictures or a removed bookcase that has left imprints in the carpet: these kinds of traces of daily life, which are usually overlooked. Once noticed, however, they point out the absence and transience of things. At the exhibition To leave the trace, Ties Ten Bosch examines what is hidden and forgotten and creates works that focus on memory and the passage of time. [...]
Ties Ten Bosch emphasizes the traces of daily life. The things that we seem to overlook are becoming interesting again and appeal to our collective memory. He encourages the viewer to question everything that is familiar. What does it actually mean To leave the trace? It gives us two options: leave a trail or leave the trail. The first refers to something that has existed, the second to unknown ways and the new - or to the judgment of Walter Benjamin "a trail brings close, what is far away".
Curating & text: Maria Tanbourgi