Big Art #4

Dirk Zoete

three dimensional work
12 – 15 September 2019

At the fourth edition of Big Art Galerie Maurits van de Laar presents Giant by Dirk Zoete (1969). It is a giant human figure built from a steel frame and wooden plates, with a mask-like head crowned with a hat and a circle of candles. In Dirk Zoete’s work such composite human figures are common, they are distant cousins ​​of the suprematistic figures of Kazimir Malevich and the ballet costumes of Oskar Schlemmer. In October – November Dirk Zoete will have a soloshow at Galerie Maurits van de Laar entitled So-called Human.

Big Art takes place this year at the Hembrug site in Zaanstad, once a military industrial complex that is now developing strongly as a cultural hotspot, due also to the recent opening of the new HEM cultural center housed in a huge former ammunition factory.

At Big Art you can see more than 70 oversized artworks by contemporary artists and designers. A mix of monumental paintings and drawings, sculptures, photos and installations by established and up-and-coming talents.


Hembrugterrein, De ProjectFabriek, Middenweg 63, 1505 RK Zaanstad, NL
open 11:00 – 19:00 h, entrance € 10,- children fee, free parking
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