Maria Pask: Zandra Rhodes’ Bedroom; A Room to Read Auden

Maria Pask is an Amsterdam-based artist and one of the 15 artists selected for the first edition of The Hartwig Art Production | Collection Fund, 2020-2021. The artist creates collaborative scenarios through which to examine themes of collective creativity, empowerment, and community service. Over the past two decades, central to her art-making has been the notion of reciprocity. Whether performance or installation, each of her works come to be shaped by shared experience, through which to foster an openness to difference and change.

Presented here, Zandra Rhodes’ Bedroom; A Room to Read Auden (2021) sees the artist further her exploration into the fashion and textile designer Zandra Rhodes. Specifically, her bedroom. Adorned head-to-toe in the designer’s own creations—from furniture and prints, to the cushions and wallpaper—Pask regards Rhodes’ bedroom as an ideal space of retreat. One conducive to reflecting on old loves and to dream of future relationships, processed and imagined through acts of drawing, painting, and print-making. In this exhibition, Pask emulates Rhodes by creation of her own retreat, complete with fabrics by the meter, flower displays, paintings, and a bed linen range. Further to works created by the artist, are the hand-made tapestry bookmarks and film-star tapestry cushions created by Paul Wilkinson, an adult who Pask parents.

Different to Rhodes, however, everything on view is for sale. The funds of which will be donated to St. Helena Cuckoo, a Netherlands-based organization run by the artist, providing living assistance to older adults. To acquire a work visit our webshop or consult the inventory available here. All purchases will be available for collection following the close of the exhibition.

Some of the work exhibited will be donated to the Dutch national art collection, the Rijkscollectie.





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