A panoramic, otherworldly exhibit

Savour “dreamlike aesthetics” at Anouk Griffioen’s Rotterdam expo.


Having previously exhibited work in Paris, Zurich and Amsterdam, Anouk Griffioen has returned to her hometown Rotterdam with a magical exhibition in which life-size charcoal drawings flow together to form a “surreal world”. Gaze at these intricate murals presented in the TENT gallery—a combination of new and old work, including one 22-meter drawing the artist has been working on for two years.

Created using a combination of techniques, in which Griffioen unites traditional artistic methods with contemporary digital mediums, this show adds something new and exciting to the gallery’s program. Employing motion sensors and video mapping, among others, it transforms the usual viewing experience into an interactive masterpiece.

Whilst walking around the exhibition space, expect the artist’s work to lure you in via flora and fauna, in such a way that the observer literally feels overrun by nature. With a panoramic view of an otherworldly black-and-white universe stretched across the walls, it’s safe to say Navigating the Imaginary is an overwhelming encounter. Curated by Mariette Dölle, the pair has produced an exhibit that stirs a “sensation that balances between a beneficent experience of beauty and a sense of foreboding”.





6 October until 12 December

TENT Rotterdam





Photography by Sander van Wettum

Words by Lottie Hodson

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