Exhibition: Pet vd Luijtgaarden

11 Selected Collections

Installation by Pet van de Luijtgaarden

4 Nov 2023
4 Feb 2024

Pet collects collections, compulsively so. For Mediamatic, he presents 11 of his most beloved collections in the winter installation of the Serres Séparées.

Collecting is a timeless practice. The value of a collection can be determined by demand and supply, completeness, or rarity. Valueless objects thus gain significance, and the act of collecting gives them value. The collection is a self-portrait or even the identity of the collector. But when does instinctive hunter-gatherer behavior turn into obsessive consumption?

Who is the curator here? Who is the hoarder?


11 Selected Collections 1998—2023 - Installation of Pet van de Luijtgaarden during Museumnacht 4 & 11 November 2023 Romy Kerkman