Ted Noten’s Non-Zone

Sometimes a jewelry maker becomes a performance artist. Just as Ted Noten from Amsterdam in his current exhibition

By emptying his complete studio and using the contents to build a 7,5 meter tall Tower of Babel at the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen (Rotterdam), Ted Noten created a tabula rasa. The exhibition, which involves new 3D printed work in paper, and a huge sandbox with frontloader, is all about the ambition and impossibility for artists to reach for the utmost. Noten wants us to reflect on what we are doing. How pointless it is, and that ‘output’ alone is a wrong reason for making art. Ted Noten is ready for the emptiness. Read here the complete Review of Liesbeth den Besten ART JEWELRY FORUM

Exhibition view, Ted Noten Non-Zone 2015, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Photo: Lotte Stekelenburg
Exhibition view, Ted Noten Non-Zone 2015, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Photo: Lotte Stekelenburg
Ted Noten, Photo: Lotte Stekelenburg
Ted Noten, Photo: Lotte Stekelenburg
The tower of Babel, 2015, mixed media (the contents of Ted Noten’s studio), 7.5 m tall, Photo: Lotte Stekelenburg
The tower of Babel, 2015, mixed media (the contents of Ted Noten’s studio), 7.5 m tall, Photo: Lotte Stekelenburg

 

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