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.