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The Liminal Act - de Nederlandsche Bank

De Nederlandsche Bank (Westeinde 1, 1017 ZN, Amsterdam, the Netherlands)
Solo exhibition
From November 12th to December 16th 2010
Opening on November 12th 2010
Please make an appointment for your visit by phone (+31 (0) 20 5242183) or by e-mail (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) ID required.



The human figure is central in the work of Johan Tahon. He experiments with all kinds of materials, but favours plaster, ceramics and bronze. Tahon's search for new forms is inspired by traditional sculpture and by elements from different cultures. He creates intuitively and expresses the searching and the vulnerability of man.
Tahon's long figures deviate from the standard human anatomy. They are not realistic, but are neither abstract. This dualism is a fixed element in his work and invokes existential questions about the meaning of the sculpture Tahon as well as the spectator is looking for.
The exhibition in the Bank is a search for meaning in a place where dreams meet with reality. Everything flows, everything is possible...

persartikel NRC 26.11.2010