MC’s Mindgames — Leon de Bruijne & Willem van Doorn


Exhibition | Spatial

A temporary exhibition full of experiences in The Hague

In the 125th year of Escher’s birth, new life is being breathed into the universe of Maurits Cornelis Escher. To this end, curator Mary Hessing of BinnenhofBuiten selected six young artists and designers to give shape to their visions: Teun Zwets, the duo Alissa + Nienke, Iris Toonen, Grietje Schepers, the duo Leon de Bruijne & Willem van Doorn and Berndnaut Smilde. The artists reflect on Escher’s work during MC’s Mindgames. Today we show Leon de Bruijne & Willem van Doorn.

MC’s Mindgames takes place at several monumental sites in the Museum Quarter that have specially opened their doors, including Huize Voorhout and Kazernestraat 23A.

Leon de Bruijne & Willem van Doorn – Scaffolding
Kinetic art is back. The idea of making objects move could have come perfectly well from Leonardo da Vinci’s mind. Yet it took another five centuries until Marcel Duchamp’s bicycle wheel (meant to spin) shocked the art world in 1913, more than a century ago. There is a lot involved: electric motors, chains, stones, pneumatic cylinders, tiles, gears and electronics. What sounds like the inventory of a garage is a list of everyday parts and tools needed by Dutch artists Leon de Bruijne and Willem van Doorn to make movable art. Apart from being a rare object, Scaffolding is also a performance. And (insofar as you can say that about art, of course) also fun. Location: Lange Voorhout 78

MC’s Mindgames
Museum Quarter, The Hague
6 – 29 October, 2023
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Curator: Mary Hessing of
Photography: Ronald Smits

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