Statisch Vooruitgangsmonument


Museum de Lakenhal/Scheltema, Leiden, NL, 2008

In 2008, Ruchama Noorda installed the ‘Statisch Vooruitgangsmonument’ (‘Static Monument to Progress’) across 5 rooms in the Museum De Lakenhal’s Project Space in Leiden in which she combined selected works from the Museum’s De Stijl collection with her own specially designed ceramic pieces and items from the artist’s personal collection of Anthroposophical artifacts. The exhibition juxtaposed ideas of progress-through-design alongside occult elements within modernism to produce a space in which the desire for an all-encompassing ideology of transformation was materialised within a subjective historical framework.