Bik Van der Pol
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Married by Powers (with Frac Nord-Pas de Calais)
This choice, around 150 works of 73 different artists is not a cross-section: most pieces (art objects, but also design) were made in the 60s-, 70s and 90s. Some of the works - or other works by the same artists - have been shown in Rotterdam before, in spaces such as Venster, Westersingel, Witte de With and Museum Boijmans van Beuningen. In this sense, Married By Powers revitalises a few links with Rotterdam.

During the process of defining their choices, Bik Van der Pol chose to be led by a few criteria: if a work generated recognition and discussion between them, if it 'spoke' and appealed to them, if they were eager to see a specific work that they had seen before, again, and last but not least, if they really wanted to use this opportunity to create the possibility to finally see works in real, works that they only knew from images or stories of others.

In principle unlimited, they were only restricted on practical grounds: work that were 'unavailable' when temporary on loan for an exhibition elsewhere, or 'impossible' when a piece is too big, too heavy and too complicated to transport and to install in this situation.
Married by Powers (with Frac Nord-Pas de Calais)