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Louise te Poele: Into the Pleasure Dome

Mirrored plates, abstract horse figures, flapping robes, a colorful sea of flowers; through photographic and three-dimensional works, multidisciplinary artist Louise te Poele creates a total experience for visitors. In her latest solo exhibition Into the Pleasure Dome, te Poele questions the role of humans in relation to nature.

”Reality is sometimes an unsolvable puzzle. Of course, I also sometimes wonder, to what extent does the world bend with me until it snaps, or is that elasticity greater than we might think? And do we sometimes have to get used to all the new manifestations?” said te Poele. Averse to modern cynicism and using her thoughts as her main primal source, te Poele’s Into the Pleasure Dome offers a surreal wonder in turbulent times.

Using photographic works and installations, te Poele has transformed three exhibition spaces into living works of art. With an “Infinty Room,” a “Flower Abundance Room” and a “Recovery Room,” te Poele questions the dividing line between inside and outside, between restriction and freedom, between animal and nature. Visitors are challenged to get in the middle of the artworks and literally crawl into her creations. Be welcome, but realize that every step in this Pleasure Dome resonates and affects the works. ”Is there a tail moving there?”

In celebration of Mondrian’s 150th birthday, Villa Mondrian is exhibiting homegrown contemporary talent. Like Mondrian, te Poele and designer Joris Laarman hail from the Achterhoek region and exhibit their work all over the world.

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