Work Wim T. Schippers in Bonn exhibited
Wim T. Schippers is november 13, the subject of a major retrospective at the Kunstverein, a museum in the German city of Bonn. The exhibition shows his entire oeuvre.
In the Kunstverein drawings, short films, televisiesketches, records, documentation on his plays and special exhibits such as the famous peanut-butter platform.
It is according to the museum for the first time in a long time that the work of Schippers outside the Netherlands is exhibited. Schippers (1942) studied at the Rietveld Academy, but he does not.
The central theme in his work is that life doesn’t make sense; many of his works are characterized by absurdity. To the public at large the artist was known of the Fred Hachéshow that he for years for the VPRO made and if inspreker of the popular dolls of Ernie and Kermit in the children’s program sesame street.
The famous peanut-butter platform, which consists of an area on the floor where 1100 litres of peanut butter is lubricated, coined Schippers in 1962. The work was first seen in 1969 in a gallery in Loenersloot, and was in the decades that followed been exhibited in Utrecht and Rotterdam.