08 November 2019
Moco Museum, Honthorststraat 20, Amsterdam
Dates: 8th November, 2019 onwards
The Ticket Booth
Containing references to Studio Job’s oeuvre alongside new ideas, the piece has casted bronze, a hallmark of Job’s work, adorning the exterior the precious material is combined with plastic, precious woods and neon, a mish-mash of old and new. On the back the door comes to life with a casted bronze nose, a teeth-shaped postbox and cyclops eye window.
Despite the classical wagon shape, the art piece is equipped will all the modern facilities; heating, cooling and two completely equipped workstations to sell museum tickets. The internal space has been created to feel like a cosy chapel, with classical starry sky and a hand-painted flaming heart. “We wanted to make sure the people working inside were as happy as those outside” continues Smeets. Crafted, sculpted, and painstakingly hand-painted in the studio’s workshop in the Netherlands, this piece is the culmination of two years work by the art studio for the Moco Museum.
“For us it is once in a lifetime opportunity to create a piece in the museum square in Amsterdam.”