The exhibition A line, a grid, a knot is a duet of works by Bart Lunenburg and Chaïm Dijkstra. For this show, Bart Lunenburg invited Dijkstra to exhibit as a guest artist. They both simulate geometric still lives and constructions in front of the camera, in the form of scale models or experimental colour studies.
These conceptual, yet often playful arrangements and compositions challenge the two-dimensional surface of photography and give form to research into a.o. architecture, memory, colour theory, and technical restrictions of the medium of photography.
The multi-disciplinary exhibition A line, a grid, a knot features photographic series by both artists, accompanied by sculptures, drawings, and textiles — all put into dialogue with each other. In this presentation, colours, lines and planes are woven, blended and intertwined. They are put together into a conversation between Lunenburg’s and Dijkstra’s work.
In A line, a grid, a knot, Chaïm Dijkstra presents a selection from their ongoing Colour Still Life series, which include works made with their newly invented colour photography processes, and the self-developed colour camera. Bart Lunenburg presents new abstract compositions from his series The Healer (2022), a research project on the relationship between architecture and epidemic diseases, as well as new works from his Brick Weaving (2021-22), a multifaceted project in which he investigates the overlap between brick construction and the history of textiles.