- The Van Abbe Museum has about twenty works by Stanley Brouwn (1935
Paramaribo) originating from 1964 to the present day. A number of years
ago the Museum invited Brouwn to make a presentation of these works with
the addition of a few new acquisitions. The presentation took place from
25 November 1995 to 21 January 1996 and resulted in Brouwn being asked
to produce a publication which will be on display from 5 July to 14 September.
- Brouwn's work has it roots in an elementary activity of man: moving
from A to B, i.e. covering a distance. Since the sixties the concept of
'measurement' has been central to Brouwn's work. There are different ways
of expressing measurement. In his work Brouwn not only uses the metre but
also the step, the yard and the foot: measurements that he has derived
from his own body. He uses these to measure and acquire everyday things
such as building materials.
- This theme is also discussed in this new publication.
- Stanley Brouwn, 1997. ISBN 90-70149-64 8, impression 600 copies, price