WAAR?

Exhibition curated by Winy Maas

JA+U: WAAR? Exhibition on Glass Farm in Schijndel curated by Winy Maas © MVRDV

In the April 2013 issue, A+U magazine features Glass Farm in Schijndel, the Netherlands, by Dutch architect MVRDV. The building is entirely composed of glass with images of local farmhouses printed. The magazine also features a conversation between MVRDV’s Winy Maas and Japanese architect Yasutaka Yoshimura on Glass Farm which further explores the building’s unique process of conception as well as its monumentality.

Currently, there is an exhibition called WAAR? (Where? in English) in Schijndel. The show was curated by Mr. Maas – who was born in the town – to investigate the relation between context and authenticity with the focus on Glass Farm. The exhibition will be open until May 5, 2013.

JA+U: WAAR? Exhibition on Glass Farm in Schijndel curated by Winy Maas © MVRDV

JA+U: WAAR? Exhibition on Glass Farm in Schijndel curated by Winy Maas © MVRDV

Below is the text provided by the architect:

Coinciding with the completion of the Glass Farm in Schijndel, an exhibition about Context and Authenticity opened at the local Museum Jan Heestershuis.

The exhibition entitled WAAR (Where? in English) explores the relationship between context and authenticity with the Glass Farm as its focus, a hyper-contextual building inspired by the local farm typology, yet surprising for its scale and materiality.

JA+U: WAAR? Exhibition on Glass Farm in Schijndel curated by Winy Maas © MVRDV

JA+U: WAAR? Exhibition on Glass Farm in Schijndel curated by Winy Maas © MVRDV

A series of Wunderkammern in the museum show the development of the Glass Farm and present studies of the local farm typology through historical drawings and photographs, a photo collage of the average farm as well as excerpts from the local media. Guest curator Winy Maas invited three artists, Jeanne van Heeswijk, Jeroen Kooijmans and Hester Oerlemans who place their work in the historical context of the museum or the village Schijndel, in which they, like Winy Maas, grew up.

JA+U: WAAR? Exhibition on Glass Farm in Schijndel curated by Winy Maas © MVRDV

The exhibition will be open through May 5th, 2013 and can be visited Tuesdays - Sundays from 13:00 till 17:00.

For more information visit the website of Museum Jan Heestershuis.