HIDDE VAN SEGGELEN proudly presents Schauspiel by Dutch artist Jan van de Pavert. This is Jan van de Pavert’s first exhibition with the gallery.  
Jan van de Pavert (born 1960, the Netherlands) investigates the artist’s commitment from the perspective of the autonomy of art. He travels back in time, to historical sites or fictional locations, engages in dialogue there with historical or fictional artists and creates work representing social change.

His latest series is based on the illustrations by Auguste Hervieu in Frances Trollope’s book The Life and Adventures of Michael Armstrong, the Factory Boy from 1840. The book is a complaint against the results of the industrialisation and lawlessness in the late 18th century.
Van de Pavert’s oeuvre depicts a line of thought about our time, but ‘here and now’ and history mingle freely. The artist mirrors his works to episodes from the history of art and culture. He pursues, above all, the modern dream.

The exhibition, showcasing Jan van de Pavert’s recent paintings and a selection of architectural models, is on view from 19 January until 2 March 2024 at the gallery. The recently published monograph Jan van de Pavert Collected Works, by Jap Sam Books with text contributions by Mark Kremer and the artist will be available at the gallery.

You are very welcome to join us for the Preview on Thursday 18 January from 6 pm. The artist will be present.  

Please contact the gallery for further information.