23 April - 15 May
Mon - Fri 9.00 - 18.00 hrs

Collector's items

Location: Hoofdgebouw

GI Joe action figures , stuffed animals , hats, porcelain cats , sharpeners and disposable lighters . And many more immense collections. The result of our consumer society , brought together by visual artist Pet van de Luijtgaarden. He is fascinated by the absurdity of the multitude of things. " Shops are getting bigger and fuller, But what do we all need it for? "

As a child  Pet van de Luijtgaarden collected beer bottles and stamps , in his student days, he changes his focus to books. Now he spends hours on the internet and drives accross the Netherlands for collections that are often offered for sale.

For this exhibition, everything is neatly arranged into an ordered landscape with remarkable objects from our throwaway society . The huge variety of colors , shapes and themes fascinates and surprises. Is this the joy of collecting, nostalgia, or are we looking at the excesses of waste and greed ?

Free entrance