Launch of the Hilgemann Art Fund in cooperation with the Kröller-Müller Museum in Otterlo, NL
The Hilgemann Art Fund initiated by Ewerdt & Antoinette Hilgemann in cooperation with the Kröller Müller Museum in Otterlo, NL was launched in may 2022.
The first grant in 2021 was a contribution to the museum's acquisition of 6 video works by Jeroen Jongeleen (*1967), an artist from Rotterdam, that during Covid-lockdown started running in circles.
Quote from the museum text: “When the city parks are closed or access-restricted during the Coronavirus lockdowns, Jongeleen decides to reduce his running track to a circle with a diameter of twelve metres (approx. 40 ft.). In deserted areas where he is allowed to run - the roof of his studio building in Rotterdam, the Maasvlakte, the Oosterscheldekering in Zeeland or a grassy field near the Kröller-Müller Mueseum - he runs his circles, leaving a tempoary trail of his exertions. A drone films the solitary, intimate performances of the artist caught in a hamster wheel of his own creation.”