The Van Abbemuseum Collection consists of over 2800 artworks. We publish texts and images on an ongoing basis, but this record is currently in the process of being documented.
Artist duo Van Doorn & Nabuurs have made a film work inspired by Mike Kelley’s 'Morgue'. 'Morgue' is a series of 39 collages, which are part of the large installation 'Categorical Imperative & Morgue' (1999) from the collection of the Van Abbemuseum. The film presents a concentrated monologue on this work and its history. 'Categorical Imperative & Morgue' was first shown in Villa Empain, Brussels, as part of a duo exhibition presenting the work of Kelley and Franz West. Kelley’s installation is made from all the random things he collected to make art, but never used. Van Doorn & Nabuurs researched 'Morgue' and discovered a fascinating history that combines art, the relationship between America and Europe, modernity, and much more. This research resulted in the third part of their series 'Zwischenlandschaften' (Transitional Landscapes).
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