The Factory Set was a large solo presentation at the Kunsthal in Rotterdam, a mid-career retrospective featuring 37 bas-reliefs, most of which were kindly provided by various collectors and museums. The works on this page were made in relation to the show.
The title, The Factory Set, was taken from the soundtrack of the Charlie Chaplin film Modern Times. The image at the top shows a publicity shot from the film showing the actual factory set used. (source: The Red List)
A man scavenges the streets of Rotterdam, picking up old doors and boards; materials considered worthless by others. He turns them into beautiful and spectacular works of art in his workshop, celebrating the inventiveness and perseverance of humanity as well as its frailty and failures. Welcome to the portfolio of Ron van der Ende. Just click the images. Any work is only two steps away.