[artinfo] Scroll 40 years of visual narrative Tjebbe van Tijen

Tjebbe van Tijen/Imaginary Museum Projects tjebbe at imaginarymuseum.org
Sat Sep 16 14:52:29 CEST 2006

40 years of visual narrative
Tjebbe van Tijen

OPENING  September 15 at 17.00 hrs

Mediamatic shows an overview of the beautiful layered image rolls/ 
scrolls of Tjebbe van Tijen.

Back in the sixties, Van Tijen took part in the development a method 
to use integrated images and text strips to document social and 
political realities. He would comment on events which would take 
place in his direct environment. To this day he uses panoramic 
horizontal scrolls and vertical banners in the tradition of the 
classic Greek/Roman and East Asian culture. These scrolls visualize 
complex and layered subjects in a comprehensive manner while 
maintaining their narrative structure. This in contrast to the often 
used computer presentation program Powerpoint which pushes the 
previous image out of sight with each change of slide.

This exhibition is about portraying the tremendous historic value and 
beauty of an oeuvre which has been in the making for decennia. The 
work does not only take the viewer on a journey down memory lane, but 
also opens a source of social, political and artistic subjects in our 
contemporary and dominant image culture.


September 15  - October 22, 2006

Location: Mediamatic, Post CS Gebouw, ground floor, Amsterdam

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