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15 April 2016 — 27 November 2016
Bonnefantenmuseum
Avenue Céramique 250
6221 KX Maastricht


What you think is the point is not the point at all but only the beginning of the sharpness:
What ?
What you think is the point is not the point at all but only the beginning of the sharpness:
Mm, a bit long. Can you make it shorter?
What you think is the point is not the point at all:
Still too long.
(she moves thumb and index finger together and apart)
The beginning of the sharpness:
Shorter still … wait, what if we just use the final colon?
: ?
Exactly, but without the question mark. After a colon there’s always an enumeration or a quote.
A museum collection is an enumeration and our selection from it is a quote.
So the exhibition has a point that can’t be seen and a title from two points you can’t pronounce.


Works by:
Dan Asher, Ben Akkerman, Francis Alÿs, Ben d’Armagnac, Chris Beekman, Joseph Beuys, Marcel Broodthaers, Pieter Brueghel de Jonge, Amédée Cortier, Walter Dahn, René Daniëls, Ad Dekkers, Ji?í George Dokoupil, Paul Drissen, Eliza Frissen, gerlach en koop, Rodrigo Hernández, Daan van Golden, Douglas Huebler, Oscar Jespers, Donald Judd, On Kawara, Suchan Kinoshita, Rob van Koningsbruggen, Marijn van Kreij, Bart van der Leck, Agnes Martin, Rebecca Morris, Bruce Naumann, Jan Schoonhoven, Richard Serra, Roman Signer, Jan Slothouber en William Graatsma, Société Céramique, Lily van der Stokker, Curdin Tones, Joëlle Tuerlinckx, Franz West, Willem de Rooij, Haegue Yang
With the kind collaboration of:
Francis Alÿs, William Graatsma, Lily van der Stokker and Joëlle Tuerlinckx
Generous loans from:
Community of Saint-Gilles, William Graatsma, Willem de Rooij and Haegue Yang

And added elements by gerlach en koop.

Preview NRC Handelsblad 14 April 2016 by Lucette ter Borg

Review De Groene Amsterdammer 22 June 2016 by Arjan Reinders
The exhibition was nominated for the Dutch AICA award 2017
AICA Nederland
press release (in Dutch)
Een verschil dat je niet kunt zien; : en de broekzak van een collectie
Brenda Tempelaar, winnaar Prijs voor de Jonge Kunstkritiek 2016, categorie recensie
An Inconspicuous Difference; : and a collection’s pocket  (99kb)
Brenda Tempelaar, winner Award for the Young Art Critic 2016, category review

A book to accompany the exhibition is being produced with designers Charles Mazé & Coline Sunier. It will be published by Roma Publications in 2018.