Boijmans TV Season 2 (11 of 13)
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In episode 9 of Boijmans TV 2013, Mandy puts her foot down and Arie rushes to Johan van Oord: sprinkles or coffee beans? But nothing is ever as simple as that. And although the brown, or rather ‘Venetian red’ shapes on the walls of the espresso bar refer to nothing in the visible reality, Van Oord doesn’t want to be called an abstract artist. His work can best be compared with that of a composer or musician, where a limited number of elements are each time arranged with different colours and a new rhythm.

The Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama works with grids and dots, but she does that with a different intention and also with a totally different result. Bregje leads a group of Lolitas to Kusama’s mirror installation ‘Phalli’s Field’. There the young ladies turn out to be less sweet and childish than their clothing would suggest. Bregje is unable to tell them anything new about Kusama, her obsessive-compulsive neurosis, existential fear and sexual frustrations.

And did you miss the bouncer by the museum’s door? That’s possible, for in this episode he goes inside with a lost Lolita.


Boijmans TV is a collaborative project of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, RTV Rijnmond and Ro Theater, developed with support from the VSBfonds and the Mediafonds. The series is produced by the Rotterdam production office Popov Film.


Sander Burger (final editing)
Kuba Szutkowski (producer)
Dragan Bakema (creative producer)
Edgar Kapp (production manager)
Jetse Batelaan (director of tours)
Wilfried de Jong (concept and interviews)
Els Hoek (research and editing)
And many others.


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