Before the bas-reliefs: 1988 to 2000
1995. with Expo HenK.
Large collaborative installation by Expo HenK Collective. Salvaged materials, shelving units, fridge, toilet, a cabinet made of beeswax, a large mirror, lights, moving parts and sound, etc. dim: 7 x 4 x 3m.
Collection of Groninger Museum, Groningen, Netherlands.
Photo: Hans Wilschut.
This was possibly the largest, most complicated and most absorbing of the ExpoHenK collaborative projects. It took three months to construct. Through the mediation of Wim van Krimpen, the installation was acquired for The Groninger Museum by Frans Haks, its director. The Groninger Museum had only recently opened its striking new pavilions, whose construction Haks had championed.
The backbone of Bar was an industrial pallet rack that allowed the eight artists to add parts and respond to each other’s work.
Note, in the upper left corner, Van der Ende added a model of a wooden boat. This was a rough prototype for the subsequent wooden boat series.