Oriental applied art - Job Smeets & Nynke Tynagel

23 October 2006

From today onward, until 2007, the Starck Pavilion in the Groninger Museum accommodates the exhibition Oriental Applied Art. Job Smeets & Nynke Tynagel. The work of Studio Job is on display in combination with a selection of Oriental applied art. Chinese and Japanese porcelain, lacquer-work, wood carving, and several objects carved in ivory from the collection of the Groninger Museum form a surprising combination with the modern and distinctive design of Studio Job. The work on show includes a part of their Oxidized series (2003) and their more recent work from the Biscuit series (2005), the Still Life series (2004-2006) and Paper Collection (2006). Studio Job’s long-term fascination for working with paper and cardboard is emphatically expressed in this last-mentioned collection. The Groninger Museum exhibits a refreshment bar, cabinet, mirror and an impressive chandelier made of these materials.

The porcelain objects from the Biscuit series (2005) and Still Life series (2004-2006) were produced by Koninklijke Tichelaar Makkum.

Note for the editor:
Exhibition co-ordinator: Caspar Martens
Exhibition layout: Mark Wilson
For additional information: Josee Selbach, +31 (0)503666555, jselbach@groningermuseum.nl, Roel van Venrooij +31 (0)50-3666555, rvanvenrooij@groningermuseum.nl.