These exhibitions feature three artistic positions shown alongside each other in the Oudbouw. All three certainly work within a realist tradition but we want to leave it to our visitors to draw their own conclusions about the possible connections and contrasts between them.
Bartana is an Israeli video maker whose work touches on the unstable situation in the ‘Holy Land’ with a beautiful and poetic sense of place. Perjovschi is a Rumanian artist based in Bucharest whose simple, bittersweet drawings made directly on the wall reflect the humour of daily life and the absurdity of political ambition in the face of an individual’s reality. Sasnal works with both painting and film. As a young Polish artist, his work speaks about his background and his family but also teaches us how to guide ourselves through the world of international pop culture and apparently instant access to anywhere on the planet. At Van Abbemuseum, we think they are quite simply three of the best artists from the early years of the 21st century.