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Guido van der Werve: Works 2003 – 2009


Luhring Augustine Bushwick
25 Knickerbocker Avenue
September 9 - December 16, 2012
Reception: Saturday, September 8, 6 - 8 PM
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Luhring Augustine is pleased to announce the opening of two solo exhibitions by Dutch artist Guido van der Werve: Nummer veertien, home, an exhibition of two new works at Luhring Augustine’s Chelsea location, and Works 2003 – 2009, a selection of eight earlier films by van der Werve, at Luhring Augustine Bushwick.

In Bushwick, the gallery will present eight earlier films by van der Werve: Nummer twee (2003), Nummer drie (2004), Nummer vier (2005), Nummer zes (2006), Nummer zeven (2006), Nummer acht (2007), Nummer negen (2008), and Nummer twaalf (2009). Luhring Augustine Bushwick gallery hours are Fridays 10 am – 6 pm, and Saturdays and Sundays 12 pm – 6 pm.

In conjunction with these exhibitions will be two additional events: On Saturday, September 8, van der Werve will perform the Third Annual Running to Rachmaninoff Run, in which Van der Werve invites runners to join him on a 30-mile run to Sergei Rachmaninoff’s grave. The run begins at Luhring Augustine Bushwick (25 Knickerbocker Ave, Brooklyn) and ends at the Kensico Cemetery in Valhalla, NY, the location of Rachmaninoff’s burial place.

On Sunday, October 7 at 4 pm van der Werve will perform his full requiem for Nummer veertien, home in a one-time performance with the American Symphony Orchestra at the MoMA PS1 Performance Dome, as part of the museum’s “Sunday Sessions” series.

Van der Werve was born in Papendrecht, the Netherlands in 1977. Previous solo exhibitions of his work have been presented at The Model in Sligo, Ireland, Hayward Gallery in London, the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington D.C., de Hallen Haarlem in the Netherlands, and the Kunsthalle Basel in Switzerland. He was the recipient of the 2012 Charlotte Kohler Prize for Visual Art as well as Le Prix International d’Art Contemporain, Fondation Prince Pierre de Monaco in 2011. Van der Werve is also a classically trained concert pianist and composer, as well as an avid triathlete.
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