Press Release "The Wrong Images'

In the summer organizing Galerie Nouvelles Images in The Hague each year a special theme exhibition. This year, Joost van den Toorn, which is connected to the gallery, the exhibition titled "The Wrong Images' together. The invitation received in the form of a letter to fourteen colleagues sent, indicates what the term 'bad image' refers to 'Gallerist Erik Bos Galerie Nouvelles Images asked me my idea for a "bad image" exhibition from working a summer exhibition. I want my idea of "bad image" (not necessarily sculptures) explain using some examples from his work. Images that are cherished as a loose tooth, and which you do not know what you make of it. Images on the edge. A coming-out with no safety nets of the work that you could not throw it away. So very wrong. Will you join this summer? "

At the exhibition 'The Wrong Images' participate: Gijs Assmann, Rachid Ben Ali, Roland Berning, Rob Birza, Marnix Goossens, Paul Klemann, Rudy Klomp, David Lindberg, Lucassen, Mai van Oers, Jan van der Pol, Theo Schepens, Joost van den Toorn, Emo Verkerk and CA Wertheim. Joost van den Toorn (1954) studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in 1990 and was awarded the Leonardo da Vinci International Art Award. His work was shown in 2010 at the Kröller-Müller Museum, where his huge collection of outsider art in a surprising manner combined with his own works.




Another quote from the above letter he wrote to all artists: "The images in my folder called PR resistance in me. I have not approved or rejected. These are images that just are. The porcelain pin upbeeldje sixties were years in my studio when I found out Balor had an X-treme makeover made. (Picture right). It has again been one year in my studio, and because I could throw it away, I leave it in bronze casting. Then I noticed that the image in an exhibition where I exhibited, embarrassment evoked: a good reason to make five times as big. "

The exhibition "The Wrong Images" will run from Saturday, July 2 t / m Saturday, August 20, 2011 (July 23 t / m 8 August closed) at Galerie Nouvelles Images, Westeinde 22 in The Hague. The opening takes place on Saturday, July 2 at 16.00. Visual material can be requested at Galerie Nouvelles Images.

APPENDIX: The correspondence between Emo Verkerk and Joost van den Toorn following the first letter written by Joost van den Toorn.

Joost ha!

Another wonderful promotional text. You would be a good for the PR department of broadcasting BNN. If I understand correctly, the images that you want does not fail, but just shot and ended up in the realm of sentimentality. The Russian has a nice word for it: 'Posh lost. By my friend Steven Reyers simply translated as "pochlust. This is all pretty close, but the actual meaning goes much further, and cultural. So are the Russians Germans suffer from posh addresses. It's sentimental, over the top, kitsch. But very serious kitsch that distracts from the heart of the matter. So you could say that the whole idea of the Third Reich 'posh lost "was. And simpler level: TROS, which claims the largest family of Netherlands. And if you zoom in even further: All ads of detergents which children avoid their dirty clothes made. It is short, the philosophical concept of the twentieth century, understood by few, and I do not like it fine. But it is the field of your interesting show, I think. For posh addresses is extremely fun!

Thinking further, I remain,

With regards, Emo

Hi Emo,

The images in my PR leaflet called resistance in me. I have not approved or rejected. These are images that just are. The porcelain pin upbeeldje sixties were years in my studio when I found out Balor had an X-treme makeover made ​​(see press release). It has again been one year in my studio, and because I could throw it away, I leave it in bronze casting. Then I noticed that the image in an exhibition where I exhibited, embarrassment evoked: a good reason to make five times as large. I've always annoyed me that sexuality is so important that people found on that basis are classified. I saw the image as a terrorist act for charity. The small, produced in China, porcelain version - along with another image, also in the exhibition come from over the head of the Hells Angels purchased. That to me is like winning the Prix de Rome.

This image titled: If you go to hell, do not blame Jesus was also bought by the captain of the Hells Angels. I made ​​it in the classroom during my short teaching on the art-with-the-Bible in Tilburg, while one of the students, Jesus on the cross was sculpting.

Beethoven-head is a similar story. The original grumpy image was beginning, after years on me looking in, very irritating.

The shadow story is that I Beethoven in 1978, after eating one pound mushrooms, came into the underworld of the Maya in the temples of Palenque Mexico, where such 'hockey sticks' from the buildings and stabbing the nose of the rain god Chac proposals. I realized that also only one year after surgery to Beethoven's nose, then Ithe image Rainman called andhad cast in bronze. The devastating article by Hans den Hartog Jager on my show at Riekje Swart was mainly about that image, the image for me even stronger. Riekje Swart took the picture also fantastic.

I am looking for the next summer exhibition so laden images that lead a life of their own, and whose creator does not quite understand how it came. Like the feeling that the Germans after the war would have had, so your idea of 'posh lost "might be the same as the wheel is what I'm looking for, but on the other side. As the Dalai Lama sees no difference between sex and murder.

It could be a very exciting show can bring.

With regards, Joost

1. (Left),

Joost van den Toorn

Jodelahiti, 1987

Mixed media

103 x 42 x 42 cm

2. (Middle),

Joost van den Toorn

Rainman, 2001

Bronze (2 / 3)

41 x 30 x 23 cm

3. (Right)

Joost van den Toorn

Nothing Left to be Desired, 2008

Bronze

84 x 42 x 53 cm

4. (Bottom)

Joost van den Toorn

If you go to hell, do not blame Jesus, 1998

Bronze (4 / 5)

14 x 14 x 23 cm