Gallery: Dow Jones II
8–13 December, Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, Maistrova 3
Exhibition Opening: Tuesday, 8 December, at 12 noon
Monumental split-screen installation, in which classic cartoon characters such as Betty Boop and Mickey Mouse run frantically in the same direction, but none of them get anywhere, despite their desperate efforts.
Internationally, Dutch artist Han Hoogerbrugge acquired prestige as a pioneer of short, often interactive animations on the internet and projects on Facebook. He is a true cross-over artist, effortlessly moving between different platforms, with cartoons, installations, games, animations and illustrations. Sometimes he is commissioned, sometimes he works freely, his work being on display in places such as 54th Venice Biennale (Danish Pavilion) and the London Design Museum. Hoogerbrugge made several music videos, e.g. for The Young Punx and The Pet Shop Boys. His work typically presents a rather alienating, often ironic view on (modern) life, in graphically powerful images, which freely play with icons and where the familiar occasionally turns a bit uneasy or melancholy.