The Mondriaan Foundation announced today that Wendelien van Oldenborgh will represent the Netherlands at the 2017 Venice Biennale. Lucy Cotter will curate the pavilion.
Although the Biennale is still about a year away, van Oldenborgh’s pavilion already has a name: “Cinema Olanda.” The artist has planned three video works that will explore Dutch cultural identity by looking at the Netherlands’ post-colonial legacy.
“I’m at a loss for words. It’s an honor, a great pleasure and a tremendous responsibility,” van Oldenborgh said in a statement. “This will be a wonderful moment to share the current transformations in Dutch society with an international audience.”