Nils Völker at Museum Voorlinden

Museum Voorlinden (@voorlindenmuseum) emerged from the recent (and luckily short) closure of museum in The Netherlands with a beautiful new exhibition. Marking the year of the 80th birthday of founder and collector Joop van Caldenborgh, he was asked to curate this show, choosing from his own collection that was acquired over the past 60 years.

At least two artists that were represented in the exhibition in these rooms until a couple of weeks ago return in this new display. One of them is Nils Völker (@nils_voelker_). Check #museumviewNilsVoelker to see his work “Multiple of Five” that I posted last January.

I love the kinetic works Völker creates. For this work “Pinwheels 2” he mounted 36 pinwheels in the wall, that spin in a changing pattern controlled by a computer. The motion of the pinwheels is being complemented by the motion of the pattern. One time spinning only the wheels of a certain color (photo 2), another spinning them in a moving order, starting at one point and spreading over the circle (you can see the bottom half of the wheels in motion, while the top half remains still in photos 1 and 3).

👨‍🎨 Nils Völker (b. 1979)
🖼️ Pinwheels 2 (2020)
🏛️ Museum Voorlinden
🎟️ Listen to your eyes
📅 November 19 – undisclosed