Married by Powers
interpretation and makes an attempt to render
transparancy to this extensive collection by
bringing it into action as material, as a
literal think tank.

On the invitation of FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais
and TENT. we made a choice from the FRAC
collection. This choice, around 150 works of 73
different artists is not a cross-section: most
pieces (art objects, but also design) were made
in the 60s-, 70s and 90s. Some of the works -
or other works by the same artists - have been
shown in Rotterdam before, in spaces such as
Venster, Westersingel, Witte de With and Museum
Boijmans van Beuningen. In this sense, Married
By Powers revitalises a few links with

During the process of defining our choices, we
chose to be led by a few criteria: if a work
generated recognition and discussion between
us, if it & ‘spoke’ and appealed to us, if we
were eager to see a specific work that we had
seen before, again, and last but not least, if
we really wanted to use this opportunity to
create the possibility to finally see works in

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