Saskia Noor van Imhoff



Systems are the essence of Saskia Noor van Imhoff’s practice. She reacts on the rules and regulations that make for our conditions of living in both her exhibitions and individual works. This entails reflections on man-made structures: the ways we are educated and disciplined through knowledge systems, (in)formalities of culture and, man-made structures that systematically classify and differentiate. These are artificial categories created for the distinctive purpose of ordering our environment and allocating value. This includes differentiation between here and there, then and now, human and nature, commodity and waste, objects and materials or, plant and animal species. Her practice is concerned with the fundamental architecture of our existence in an artistic context, this would include the modes of selection, curating and preservation regarding art works and collections: the considerations that make for the political forces that ascribe value and produce appreciation and (re) presentation of art.