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Ger van Elk Was Here
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Ger van Elk Was Here

(José Boyens ) The Low Countries - 1994, № 2, pp. 215-222

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The Dutch artist Ger van Elk has frequently assigns himself a particular role in his work. In his latest works Van Elk is more present than ever. It can no longer be maintained, as he himself has done in various interviews, that he presents himself because he is ‘the cheapest model'. His own existence is no what is at stake. Presenting himself in his work has come to mean an almost physical resistance to threatening forces. With this, the rebellion which has been the guiding principle of his work down the years, has taken a dramatic turn.

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