It’s about time

—24 September '23

From 10 June you can see the wonderful works of Maarten Baas in Voorlinden. In his solo exhibition 'It's about time' he shows the most recent clocks from his Real Time-series, the fascinating image installation I think, therefore I was and the digital waterfall Second Nature. He is also taking a new step in his Clay-series especially for the exhibition with The Empty Chair, a special installation that reaches to the sky. It was recently announced that Baas has made a special countdown clock for Peter Gabriel's world tour, that performed in the Ziggo Dome on the 5th of June.

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Worldwide recognition

Maarten Baas (1978) lives in Utrecht and works in Den Bosch. He graduated from the Design Academy Eindhoven in 2002 with the Smoke series. For this he adapted design classics such as the Rietveld chair with a gas burner. He became worldwide famous with the blackened furniture. His work is included in the collections of the MoMA in New York and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Many travelers are familiar with his Schiphol clock, the three meter high clock that has been at Schiphol Airport since 2016. In it, Baas paints and removes the hands of the clock in real time with a paint roller and polishing cloth.

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Maarten Baas' work is a cross between craft, design, conceptual art, theatre, film and performance. At Voorlinden he will be showing his Real Time clock designs, including recent versions of his Grandfather Clock, Paddington Clock and Children Clock. The time is indicated in each clock with a recording of a 12-hour performance.

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