Guido van der Werve‘s current exhibition, Everything is Going to be Alright, is on view in the Hayward Project Space at the Southbank Centre in London. The exhibition includes ‘Nummer Acht’ (2007), a strikingly romantic video in which van der Werve walks ahead of an ice breaker ship, and ‘Nummer Zes’, another video with a memorable premise: a Steinway grand piano is lifted by crane through a second story window, a Chopin concerto is played, and the piano is removed.
Van der Werve, a Dutch artist, began exhibiting around 2003, after studying at a number of arts academies and institutions, among them the Rotterdam Conservatory and the Gerrit Rietveld Academie. Most recently, van der Werve has had solo shows at the Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, Kunsthalle Basel, and Marc Foxx Gallery. In 2009, he will exhibit at the Hirschorn Museum. The Guardian recently featured van der Werve in the Artist of the Week column, which gives an insightful introduction to the artist’s work.
Everything is Going to be Alright continues through January 4, 2009.