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Galerie Caroline O’Breen : Satijn Panyigay : Twilight Zone – Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen


Galerie Caroline O’Breen (Amsterdam) is showcasing the new project of Satijn Panyigay, “Twilight Zone – Museum Boijmans van Beuningen”. Satijn Panyigay makes photographic work that invites its viewer to slow down. She captures the silence of empty spaces and, staging it as a photograph, aims to unveil the layer underneath. Working with uninhabited grounds, Panyigay searches for presence in a seeming emptiness. Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen (Rotterdam) has recently closed its doors for a long-term, large-scale renovation. Satijn Panyigay was allowed to take her time to capture the uncovered museum’s essence at a very special moment – a twilight zone between the museum’s closure and the start of the rebuilding, a state that no one sees. The museum walls, stripped of all the icons, got caught on camera as an object, losing their dominant role of a background that accommodates art. The series ‘Twilight Zone – Museum Boijmans van Beuningen” is a part of a larger project in which Satijn Panyigay is capturing the character of the empty exhibition spaces of leading Dutch museums by photographing them between the shows, with...

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