First published on 23 March 2017
Rinus Van de Velde | The Colony
Using a loose but virtuoso drawing style, he tells the second part of the story of Isaac Weiss (the first part was shown earlier this year at the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague), a fictive alter ego who runs an artists' colony. The members of the colony are big-name artists of the twentieth century including Cy Twombly, Joan Mitchell, and Pablo Picasso. In this series, we watch as the formerly utopian project of the colony turns into a full-fledged dictatorship and gradually falls apart.