Anne Geene (Breda, 1983) collects, counts, measures and photographs nature. She selects leaves, sprigs of grass, but also photos of birds and beetles, based on their peculiarities. 

Anne GeeneFor Vestibulum 4, Geene takes an envious look at the collection method of Helene Kröller-Müller, the museum’s founder. Helene considered her collection closed, the collection had to remain a self-contained whole. But can ‘a carefully selected succession of works of art’ ever be complete? In Vestibulum 4, the central theme is the human urge to collect and Geene examines concepts such as possession, completeness, selection and desire.

Image: Anne Geene, Colour Analysis Berberis Julianae (individual plant), 2018, from the series: Museum of the plant