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EXHIBITION · Joost Vandeburg · Pillow Book

7 June - 6 July


Joost Vandeburg · Pillow Book

We are pleased to announce our coming exhibition with the Dutch artist Joost Vandebrug. Pillow Book is Vandebrug’s first solo exhibition in Scandinavia.

“Revisiting the past they discovered a different truth; unmasking the memory’s elaborate facade. The heartache they felt was real, yet the facts had been rearranged by time, weaving a new realm from the strands of their longing and imagination.”

‘Pillow Book’ is an exploration of the connections between past and present experiences. Much like the Japanese concept of a ‘pillow book,’ where personal reflections are curated into a single artistic space, Vandebrug’s work captures the essence of moments reshaped by time and the impact of our memories on new realities they form.

Each composition consists of over 100 mono-types on handmade 100% mulberry paper cards which serves as a testament to Vandebrug’s dedication to pushing the boundaries of traditional photography and concurrently mirrors the transient nature of memory. The compositions reveal the intricate dance between the authentic and the distorted and are an amalgamation of intimate leaf close-ups and expansive landscapes. They stand as an eloquent metaphor for the multifaceted nature of recollection and memory – how it can be both faithful and altered.

Joost Vandebrug’s photographic works are a testament to his underlying interest in challenging the boundaries of traditional photography, while reminiscent of the Assemblage and Xerox art movements. Through his intricately detailed and poetically tactile compositions, Vandebrug captures the essence of moments reshaped by recollection and memory. Historically, assemblage has been associated with a static logic of time, where diverse fragments are juxtaposed to become part of the same entity. In contrast, Vandebrug’s compositions are not locked in such a sense of immediacy. Instead, they involve a transforming movement between the past, present, and future, creating a sense of presence that is constantly deferred. This makes it possible to perceive the works as diagrams of breakdowns, where several states overlap and emerge from each other. Vandebrug creates works that employ time in a conceptual, physical and highly sensitive manner. His practice goes beyond the personal and touches upon a universal and contemplative state.


Opening Reception: Friday, June 7th 5 PM – 7 PM
Artist talk: June 8th, 3 PM


Opening hours

Wednesday – Friday 12 AM – 6 PM
Saturday 12 AM – 4 PM


7 June
6 July
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Galleri KANT
29 46 63 31
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