Francesca Grilli - Family - musical piece by 3 generations of 1 family

Familie Wesselink de Barrientos, gekozen voor het project 'Family' van Francesca Grilli. Foto: Marcel de Buck

Francesca Grilli - Family musical piece by 3 generations of 1 family

15:10 - 16:00
part of The Collection Now
On Saturday 3 December at 15.10 is the 6th as well as the second performance of Francesca Grilli's Family in the new building of the Van Abbemuseum. For free entrance to the Family performance on 3 December please register online. 

Family (2015-2017) consists of a series of performances by the Wesselink de Barrientos family from Knegsel, a town near Eindhoven. The family comprises grandmother Anneke, mother Mirjam, father Rodrigo and (grand)son Gustavo, and ranges in age from 9 to 83 years. Since September 2015 the family members sing about their favourite artworks from the collection and with that react on the architecture of the building.

In the past performances it became more visible how this performance grew the family together. By this new collaboration Anneke, Mirjam, Rodrigo and Gustavo created new relations to each other and to the collection of the Van Abbemuseum. These changes are an important aspect to Grilli. During this performance a change will be very visible, due the the revalidation of an operation on her vocal chords Anneke can’t take part in the performance. 

The documentation of the whole project will be the starting point for a physical artwork for the museum collection, thereby immortalising the family’s voices in the collection. 

Children's Art Club

The Children's Art Club this Saturday will also visit the performance Family. During the Children's Art Club, from 14.00 to 16.00, the kids discover the museum and create a work of art themselves. 

Opening Positions #3

Following the performance you are welcome to join the opening of the exhibition Positions #3 at 16.00.

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