"Suppose you are in love, buy a work of art! Three years later, your crush may evaporate, but the artwork doesn't. It retains that memory. The same applies to other special moments, happy and sad. Works of art creep up full of memories. Moreover, they bring other, exciting worlds into your home. What could be better than such an idiosyncratic view on your wall? Especially in times of corona. "
Ellis Kat (source: mondriaanfonds.nl)
If you haven't heard of Ellis Kat (1993, Rotterdam) yet, that will soon change. Because this cultural centipede is an independent curator, art writer and moderator. At the end of last year, she curated the very first KunstKoop exhibition featuring a colourful group of nineteen works of art that were exhibited online and at Capital C following the Amsterdam Art Gallery Weekend.
Sorry on behalf of me and all other millennials. We were born roughly between 1980 and 1995 and that leaves its mark in our way of life. Previous generations have paved the way for us and instead of everything going smoothly because of this, it mainly results in things we are not able to: we cannot be happy without a therapist, we cannot drink a latte with cocoa heart on the foam layer without #filter and we cannot put aside our idealism and just own a bicycle so that we continue to ride around on our Swapfiets. We can't stay at the same job for more than a year because we get bored quickly, we can't stop thinking that others are really waiting for cat gifs and emojis and we can't discover new series and so just watch those seasons of Friends for the seventh time. Fortunately, there is also something that we cannot not do: making art. And that doesn't even need a #filter.