|Peterman's "Civilian Defense" installation on display at Vanabbe Museum, Netherlands.|
Peterman's "Civilian Defense" installation consists of 1000 sandbags made from diversely patterned domestic fabrics configured in circular "bunker-like" form. This highly usable and convivial sculpture is on display through March 2010 as part of the exhibition "Strange and Close" curated by museum director and curator Charles Esche. "Civil Defense" was originally developed for the Sharjah Biennial and is now part of the permanent collection of the Vanabbe Museum.
Other artists in the exhibition: Yael Bartana, Harun Farocki, Edgar Fernhout, Dan Flavin, Johannes Franken, Leo Gestel, Toon Kelder, David Lamelas, Ernst Leyden, David Maljkovic, Aydan Murtezaoglu, Toos Nijssen, Silke Otto-Knapp, Dan Perjovschi, Dan Peterman, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Wilhelm Sasnal, Thomas Schutte, Albert Servaes, Jan Sluijters, Nedko Solakov, Charley Toorop, Walter Vaes, Betsy Westendorp-Osieck, Matthieu Wiegman, Carel Willink, and others. [ more information ]