Beschrijving Character is Fate
Tent. Karakter is Lot, Rotterdam, Witte de With, Center for Contemporary Art, 27-01-2015, 03-01-2016. - In 1911 liet de Nederlandse kunstenaar Piet Mondriaan zijn horoscoop opmaken en interpreteren doo een astroloog. Mondriaan zou de documenten, later verworven door het RKD, met zich meedragen tot zijn dood. Publicatie bevat naast de eerste facsimile de transcriptie en een Engelse vertaling. De Nederlandse kunstenaar Willem de Rooij toonde op basis van de horoscoop een installatie in het gelijknamige centrum. - Publication is an artist book by artist Willem de Rooij that takes as its focus the historical and unique documents of Piet Mondrian's horoscopes. Works of other artists often play a role within the artistic practice of Willem de Rooij's work. Out of his personal interest in astrology the idea arose to make Piet Mondrian's horoscopes and the respective readings by Adriaan van de Vijsel accessible to a wider, English speaking public. The original horoscopes were found as a stack of loose pages, having been ripped from whichever system was previously used to hold them together. Therefore, the manuscript in its present-day form lacks a clear chronology: many dates mentioned are non-sequential. This non-chronological ordering was maintained in the transcripts and translations produced for this publication. The original manuscripts by Van de Vijsel were written in 1911 and in some places make use of outdated expressions and spelling. For the purpose of this publication, the transcripts have been modified to comply with contemporary Dutch language.