Sonsbeek buiten de perken

Salt Beyoğlu, Salt Ulus

January 24, 2014 17.00

Still from the film Sonsbeek buiten de perken (1971)                                                                                                                                                                                                            <i>Sonsbeek buiten de perken</i> (1971) filminden bir kare
Still from the film Sonsbeek buiten de perken (1971)

Sonsbeek buiten de perken (1971)
Jef Cornelis
Dutch, English and French with English subtitles

The film deals with the public art exhibition series Sonsbeek that took place in Netherlands in 1971, set in a time of conceptual art, process art, performance and video. The exhibition was not limited on the border of the park but instead strecthed all over.

“There really wasn’t very much to see at Sonsbeek. The pieces looked lost. The exhibition fell apart. As soon as you left the immediate location, the show was already over. Who would go all the way to Emmen to see the Robert Smithson work, or to Santpoort for the Robert Morris? Just a few pilgrims. There is a problem with that kind of public art… I usually find art in public space dead boring.”
Jef Cornelis

Sonsbeek buiten de perken will be screened simultaneously at SALT Beyoğlu and SALT Ulus.

Courtesy Van Eyck—Multiform Institute for fine art and design, Maastricht