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  • Desiree Dolron - Dominican Republic, 2001, copyright the Artist, courtesy the Artist and GRIMM Amsterdam New York
  • Desiree Dolron – Wigstock NY 1, 1997, copyright the Artist, courtesy the Artist and GRIMM Amsterdam New York
  • Willem Weismann - Abandoned Study, 2015, copyright the Artist, courtesy the Artist and GRIMM Amsterdam New York
  • Willem Weismann - How does your garden grow, 2017, copyright the Artist, courtesy the Artist and GRIMM Amsterdam New York

In Amsterdam, Desiree Dolron and Willem Weismann Presented by GRIMM

October 15, 2017
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GRIMM is an Amsterdam and New York-based contemporary art gallery that has been making it its personal mission to represent and support the work of emerging and mid-career artists regardless of their preferred media and style since its establishment in 2005. Keeping that goal in mind, they organized two events set to take place in Amsterdam, one a solo exhibition by Desiree Dolron titled as Forever Someone Else, the other a show of Willem Weismann called Flashback Cont’d.

Desiree Dolron - Wigstock NY 4, Wigstock, 1997
Left: Desiree Dolron – Wigstock NY 4, 1997, copyright the Artist, courtesy the Artist and GRIMM Amsterdam New York / Right: Desiree Dolron – Wigstock, 1997, copyright the Artist, courtesy the Artist and GRIMM Amsterdam New York

Forever Someone Else

Desiree Dolron’s artistic oeuvre ranges from documentary images and still lifes to portraiture and film, all characterized by her keen eye for detail. The title of her show, Forever Someone Else, refers to a book of selected poems by Fernando Pessoa (1888-1935), a writer, philosopher, mystic and astrologer who was notorious for using as many as 75 alter egos while writing. The exhibition’s accent will be placed on various self-portraits set in diverse distinct environments – in a way, every portrait is a different alter ego of the artist, functioning much like Pessoa’s heteronyms. There will be other photographs on display as well, like the images of Romani people taken in Pakistan and India. It should be noted that this exhibition will reveal a series of works from Dolron that has never been previously exhibited to the public.

Willem Weismann - Means of organisation / New heights, new lows, 2017
Left: Willem Weismann – Means of organisation, 2017, copyright the Artist, courtesy the Artist and GRIMM Amsterdam New York / Right: Willem Weismann – New heights, new lows, 2017, copyright the Artist, courtesy the Artist and GRIMM Amsterdam New Yor

Flashback Cont’d

For the Flashback Cont’d show, Willem Weismann prepared a suite of new paintings based on the structure of a house. The very title of the exhibition refers to the narrative technique used in films that brings viewers back in time in order to establish background stories and context for current events. Furthermore, the Flashback Cont’d title also refers to the construed nature of these paintings and the importance of narrative and time embedded in them. Works chosen for this exhibition were inspired by a wide range of sources such as cinema, comic books and video games. The art is also influenced by the historian Hayden White’s idea that past events have to be brought back to a narrative in order for them to become historic and thereby forgo their objectivity.

Desiree Dolron – Havana Cuba, 2002
Desiree Dolron – Havana Cuba, 2002, copyright the Artist, courtesy the Artist and GRIMM Amsterdam New York

Desiree Dolron and Willem Weismann Art Exhibitions at GRIMM

These two interesting shows will be taking place in the month of October and November, in both of GRIMM‘s Amsterdam locations. Forever Someone Else, a solo show of Desiree Dolron that will concentrate on photographs documenting her extensive travels, will be held between the October 14th and November 18th 2017. Flashback Cont’d, a show of works by Willem Weismann that explores the possibilities of painting as a store of meaning, will take place between the October 19th and November 18th 2017.

Featured images: Desiree Dolron – Dominican Republic, 2001, copyright the Artist, courtesy the Artist and GRIMM Amsterdam New York; Desiree Dolron – Wigstock NY 1, 1997, copyright the Artist, courtesy the Artist and GRIMM Amsterdam New York; Willem Weismann – Abandoned Study, 2015, copyright the Artist, courtesy the Artist and GRIMM Amsterdam New York; Willem Weismann – How does your garden grow, 2017, copyright the Artist, courtesy the Artist and GRIMM Amsterdam New York. All images courtesy of GRIMM.