Han Nefkens Donates Pipilotti Rist’s Video-Installation Double Light to Fundació Joan Miró

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BARCELONA.- The video-installation Double Light – a dialogue between Pipilotti Rist and Joan Miró – will be added to the Joan Miró Foundation’s collection as a result of a donation by writer and art collector Han Nefkens. This gift is the first by Nefkens to an art museum in Spain. Han Nefkens (Rotterdam, 1954) purchases international contemporary art with the express aim of giving it on long-term loan to museums. “For me,” he says, “it’s about much, much more than owning a work of art: it’s about sharing a vision with other people.” In line with this philosophy, Nefkens has provided support for the production of one of the new works that Swiss video artist Pipilotti Rist is preparing for her forthcoming show at the Foundation, “Pipilotti Rist. Friendly Game – Electronic Feelings”, which will run from 8 July to 1 November 2010. When the exhibition ends, the pi