Ton Mars
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FOR DANCERS

Katalin Herzog Interpretation of a triptych by Ton Mars Published in Feit & Fictie (tijdschrift voor de geschiedenis van de Interpretatie). Jrg. III, Nr. 3, 1997, Groningen (NL). Figure 1 Glattes Eis Ein Paradeis Für Den, der gut zu tanzen weiss Friedrich Nietzsche1 A contemporary work…

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PATHS TOWARDS THE CENTER

The functions of image and language in the work of Ton Mars [Text in the book: Ton Mars, Echoes & Boundaries, 1994. Published by Gallery Akinci, Amsterdam and Gallery Cora Hölzl, Düsseldorf] Katalin Herzog INTRODUCTION The tiled floors of some medieval cathedrals contain a round or…

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THE TWO CALLED ONE

[Text in the book AB UNO/AD UNUM, 1998. Published by the Groninger Museum, Groningen (NL); Staatliche Kunsthalle, Karlsruhe (DE)and Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund.] Katalin Herzog Many small, three-dimensional diptychs, painted in white and black and black and white, their skin carefully inscribed with sharp lines in…

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CIRCULAR MOTIONS

Katalin Herzog, 2015

The studio had been completely transformed. No longer, a workspace, it had become a white cube overgrown with tondi.1 Nearly all the walls were covered with small circular works, while larger circular paintings were also hanging or leaning against some of the walls (Figure 1). Rather…

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TON MARS, CIRCUMVOLUTION

Exhibition Circumvolution at the Academy of Fine Arts Minerva, Groningen (NL), 2015. Review by Jenny Wilson Ton Mars, Circumvolution Circling with lines in invisible spirals Walking into Minerva’s Koepelzaal feels like a crisp, serene, almost sacred experience. The space would be empty if it weren’t for…

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CIRCUMVOLUTION

Hall text to the exhibition of the work of Ton Mars, Minerva Art Academy, De Koepelzaal, 25 August – 30 September 2015 Katalin Herzog Although this exhibition of work by Ton Mars coincides with his retiring as a teacher at Minerva Art Academy, it is not…