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Places of Interest

Project details

Fine Art
Public & Private

The installation Places Of Interest explores the process of map-making and the ways we as artists can reappropriate given toolsets in our practice.

One part of the installation will depict the process of selection and publishing of data by cartographers, in the form of a publication. In this publication, a selection of photographs is presented, forming a consistency of the situations that interest me. Another part zooms into the cartographic tool of the legend, as the decoder of the symbolism used within map-making. Looking at the importance of the legend in regards to contextualising the map as well as using it to highlight certain objects within our surroundings. The installation touches upon the correlation between cartography and abstract art and the questions the demand for a predetermined context. The work focuses on different aspects of cartography and abstract art.

Joost Vermeer, 2020, All rights reserved