PP22 Collecting Collection ‘The Box’ – Time-based media from the collection Frits Bergsma

Artists: Josefin Arnell, Martha Colburn, Astrit Ismaili, Laura Jatkowski, Lucas Michael, Julika Rudelius, Nora Turato

Collector Frits Bergsma stores his art collection in a plastic crate of modest dimensions: the box. And that box contains mainly thumb drives but also headphones and certificates. Each work fits into your hands and does not immediately reveal itself. It is all about the ones and zeros on the digital medium.
Frits Bergsma’s collection underwent a major development with acquisitions from Gallery Juliette Jongma. She explored developments in international contemporary art, where during the Gallery’s existence (2004-2018) quite a lot happened in the fields of performance and video art. This development can also be seen in (post-)academic art education and underlies Bergsma’s passion for collecting in that direction. He himself regards each addition as autonomous. “Actually, everything fits into the collection because it it my own choice”, says the collector.

Until 03 July


Paviljoensgracht 20, 2512 BP Den Haag
Galerie Maurits van de Laar
Gallery Nono
Museum Rijswijk
West Den Haag