Tirzo Martha, 'The dematerialization of the five commandments in the five senses', 2019

Center of The Hague: Spui - Grote Markstraat - Kalvermarkt

Unveiling: Thursday 29 August 2019, 18.00 hrs
Location sculpture: Spui (in front of City Hall)
Prior to the unveiling - from 15.30 hrs - there is a special program in Filmhuis Den Haag with Tirzo Martha, Rob Perrée andAdi Martis >> read more and view facebook album

A new sculpture by Tirzo Martha, entitled De dematerialisatie van de vijf geboden in de vijf zintuigen (The dematerialization of the five commandments in the five senses) is the latest addition to The Sculpture Gallery in the City Center of The Hague. This same year Tirzo Martha (Curaçao, 1965) was unanimously chosen as the winner of the 11th Wilhelminaring - the oeuvre prize for Dutch sculpture.

The sculpture is largely cast in bronze with a few components of concrete and rubber. In het werk spelen alledaagse objecten de hoofdrol. In his sculptural work, everyday objects play a prominent role. By taking these objects out of their usual context, the artist invites the viewer to rediscover their true meaning. Martha's use of objects such as a barbecue, Afro combs and a piss pot encourage us to come up with hidden associations.

About Tirzo Martha
Tirzo Martha (Curacao, 1965) lives and works in in Curacao and the Netherlands. Recent exhibitions include: Tirzo Martha: No Excuses!, Museum Beelden Aan Zee, The Hague (2017); African servants at The Hague court, The Historical Museum of The Hague, The Hague (2017); All You can Art II, Kunsthal, Rotterdam (2017) and, in collaboration with IFFR, Black Rebels, V2, Rotterdam, (2017).
tirzomartha.com

The Sculpture Gallery in the center of The Hague is a concept and design by P. Struycken. Through its permanent character and yearly commissions it offers a unique format for art in public space and offers a cross section of Dutch sculpture since the early 1990s. Curator of The Sculpture Gallery is André Kruysen. Project supervisor on behalf of Stroom is Vincent de Boer, advisor and coordinator art and public space.

Wilhelminaring for Tirzo Martha
Tirzo Martha was unanimously chosen as the winner of the 11th Wilhelminaring - the oeuvre prize for Dutch sculpture. The award ceremony will be on 31 August 2019 in the CODA Museum in Apeldoorn. He is honored as an artist who, through his art, stands up for urgent political issues. However, he notes: "I have an ambition and my work has an ambition, they belong together, but they don't always come together".
The jury consisted of: Lex ter Braak (chairman), Ann Demeester, Hanne Hagenaars, David Bade and Gerrit Steenbergen.
wilhelminaring.nl


PRESS
Beelden Magazine (website), 10 September 2019
De Posthoorn (paper edition), 4 September 2019
Jegens & Tevens, 2 September 2019
NRC.nl, 2 September 2019
Amigoe, 2 September 2019
Amigoe, 1 september 2019
AD / Haagsce Courant, 30 August 2019 (paper)
AD/Haagsche Courant, 30 August 2019 (online  video)
AD/Haagsche Courant, 29 August 2019 (online video)
De Posthoorn (online), 29 August 2019
Villa Next Door 2, 26 August 2019

Tirzo Martha, 'The dematerialization of the five commandments in the five senses', 2019
photo: Eric de Vries, courtesy Stroom Den Haag
Tirzo Martha, 'The dematerialization of the five commandments in the five senses', 2019
photo: Eric de Vries, courtesy Stroom Den Haag
Tirzo Martha, 'The dematerialization of the five commandments in the five senses', 2019
photo: Eric de Vries, courtesy Stroom Den Haag
Unveiling on 29 August 2019
photo: Naomi Moonlion, courtesy Stroom Den Haag
Unveiling on 29 August 2019
photo: Naomi Moonlion, courtesy Stroom Den Haag
Unveiling on 29 August 2019
photo: Naomi Moonlion, courtesy Stroom Den Haag
Unveiling on 29 August 2019
photo: Naomi Moonlion, courtesy Stroom Den Haag
Sculpture Tirzo Martha in production
photo: © Naomi Moonlion, courtesy Stroom Den Haag
Sculpture Tirzo Martha in production
photo: © Naomi Moonlion, courtesy Stroom Den Haag
Sculpture Tirzo Martha in production
photo: © Naomi Moonlion, courtesy Stroom Den Haag
Tirzo Martha, 2019
photo: © Naomi Moonlion, courtesy Stroom Den Haag