Guido van der Werve

Guido van der Werve

Guido van der Werve

Guido van der Werve

Guido van der Werve

Guido van der Werve

Guido van der Werve

Guido van der Werve

Guido van der Werve

Guido van der Werve

Guido van der Werve: Nummer veertien: home
March 20 - June 20, 2015

Guido van der Werve's first solo exhibition in Beijing presents the artist's video work Nummer veertien, home, a cinematic epic weaving together tales about Alexander the Great and the composer Frédéric Chopin with the artist’s personal narrative.

 

Divided into three movements and twelve chapters, the film follows the artist as he completes a poetic test of endurance: swimming, cycling, and running from Warsaw to Paris to mirror, in reverse, the journey taken by Chopin’s sister when she carried the composer’s heart from where he was buried in Paris back to a church in his native Poland. This quest takes the artist through breathtaking landscapes, accompanied by a score composed by van der Werve himself.