Sef Peeters – I want to be light hearted


Sef Peeters is sixty-seven and has been an artist for more than forty years. He hears—no, feels—the clock ticking. In Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen he made an installation of works by Dutch artists born between 1941 and 1960 from the museum’s collection Their work seems to be acquired and safely stored for eternity; still many artists will be forgotten. Peeters’ installation is not a homage to individuals, but a Vanitas still life, an exhortation to focus on something beyond the temporal.

This video shows Sef Peeters working in the museum, building the installation. He talks about the work’s background and about the difficult relationship between art and life. The installation is on show in Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen until 25 January 2015.