press release

GEM - Museum for Contemporary Art, The Hague

THORSTEN BRINKMANN. Life is funny, my deer
31.03.2018 - 17.06.2018
Opening: 29.03.2018 18:00

German artist Thorsten Brinkmann (b. Herne, 1971) has an unstoppable urge to collect. The self-proclaimed ‘serial collector’ (Serialsammler) gathers all kinds of objects that have been discarded by others and takes them back to his studio in Hamburg. There, he recycles and redefines them in artworks, the origin and purpose of the material now all but irrelevant. He also includes humorous references to historical and literary figures, or moments in art history. This spring GEM museum of contemporary art will stage the first retrospective of Brinkmann’s work in the Netherlands.