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Wendelien van Oldenborgh Will Represent the Netherlands at the 2017 Venice Biennale

Van Oldenborgh. COURTESY MONDRIAAN FOUNDATION

Van Oldenborgh.

COURTESY MONDRIAAN FOUNDATION

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.”

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