Marijke van Warmerdam, Wind, 2010 (film still)

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Wind  

Video artwork from the Collection of Magasin III Museum for Contemporary Art 

Viewing hours, from the outside on a daily schedule, seven days a week: 5pm – 11pm 

In accordance with the Ministry of Health Guidelines the space is closed to the public, viewing of the work is from the outside only. 


Wind

Marijke van Warmerdam
2010
35 mm film loop, digital version, color

Magasin III Jaffa presents Wind, a film loop, by the internationally renowned artist Marijke van Warmerdam, from the collection of Magasin III Museum for Contemporary Art.

van Warmerdam loop films have no clear beginning or end, as immaterial, everyday occurrences are transferred into dreamlike episodes. The plainness of the subject and lack of a storyline creates a meditative simplicity, bestowing upon the viewer a moment of stillness and wonder based on the most ordinary.

In Wind leaves and litter are lifted up and blown along, carried by gusts of wind in a deserted industrial environment. The movement of the camera emphasizes the passage of the wind, as it follows dry leaves, a feather and bits of plastic through an otherwise deserted area.

Marijke van Warmerdam on Wind: ‘A lone feather is whisked away on a sudden breeze, which to me makes this my most narrative film so far. Fortunately, just before the end of the film, the feather is completely reabsorbed into the mass of blowing leaves; not much happened.’

Karmit Galili, Curator
Leann Wolf, Assistant Curator
Magasin III Jaffa


About the artist

Marijke van Warmerdam
Amstelveen, Netherlands
1959

Marijke van Warmerdam lives and works in Amsterdam and Karlsruhe. She is internationally renowned for her short loop films, photographs and sculpture. With a typically light touch, the work combines a deceptively naive approach to the act of seeing with straightforward strategies, such as dramatic shifts of scale, reflection, rhythmic repetition or surprising juxtapositions which urge us to look with our eyes wide open and think twice about our surroundings.
Van Warmerdam first gained global acclaim for her contribution to the 1995 Venice Biennale with her looped films. Van Warmerdam’s work has been shown in numerous solo exhibitions including: Sound Corner at Auditorium Parco Della Musica, Rome, Italy (2018); Ryan Lee Gallery, NY, U.S (2017); The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia (2014); Museu de Serralves, Porto, Portugal (2012); Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands and Magasin III Museum for contemporary Art, Stockholm, Sweden (2011).


About Magasin III Museum for Contemporary Art
The museum is one of Europe’s leading institutions for contemporary art. Magasin III believes in the ability of art to challenge and inspire people and society. Since 1987, Magasin III has presented world-class exhibitions and continues to fortify its collection, which holds works by leading artists. Recent highlight exhibitions in Stockholm include Tom Friedman, Katarina Grosse, Tony Oursler, Mika Rottenberg, Ai Weiwei, Andrea Zittel and Gunnel Wåhlstrand.

About Magasin III Jaffa
In January 2018 Magasin III opened a permanent satellite space in Jaffa, with an inaugural exhibition by Haim Steinbach. It was followed by a solo exhibition by Sheila Hicks, Cosima von Bonin and Tal R. The space is located at 34 Olei Zion Street, in a residential neighborhood rich with history and cultural diversity that borders Jaffa’s famous flea market. Magasin III Jaffa’s diverse program features both local and international artists.

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