|| Black Diamond | 2010 ||
Black Diamond | 2010 | Installation, a little piece of the museum has been buried in twelve tonnes of coal and a diamond replaced with the little piece of the museum | view from Van Abbemuseum
Ahmet Ögüt filled the entire space of Het Oog (The Eye) in the Van Abbemuseum with twelve tonnes of coal and buried a little piece of the museum in the mountains he created. This "museum piece" has been removed from a wall inside the museum and is there replaced by a valuable diamond. If the “museum piece” is found by one of the quest visitors, this will lead to happiness, when the museum piece is placed back into the museum and the finder becomes the owner of the diamond.
Remco de Blaaij