Location: Van Abbemuseum: Library

Machteld Teekens

Books and Texts

Artist: Machteld Teekens

For Machteld Teekens drawing and writing with both hands is a study into the bilateralness of the body, space and thinking all at the same time. Her books are examples of concrete dialectics in which the left hand gives depth to the right hand. 

Thus her way of working can be described as ‘the unique phenomenon of a distance, however close it may be’ [Walter Benjamin] . ‘Distance’ is the pre-mod­ern awareness that breaks through the ‘now’ moment of drawing and writing. With this way of working she places herself outside the prevailing views on visual art. At the same time, via her numerous texts, songs, poems and educative projects she is passing comment.

Van Abbemuseum
Bilderdijklaan 10
5611 NH Eindhoven
The Netherlands
T: +31 40 238 1000

Opening hours:
Tuesdays to Sundays from 11:00 to 17:00 hours.
Thursdays from 11:00 to 21:00 hours.
Tuesdays admission is free of charge from 15:00 to 17:00 hours.

The Van Abbemuseum is supported by ao: