UP/////DATE: Kasper Bosmans – Boy Butter


Opening: Sunday 12 May, 16 – 19 hrs
On view: 16 May – 16 June, Thursday – Sunday, 14 – 18 hrs
Special opening during Amsterdam Art Week:
Thursday 30 May, 14 – 20 hrs

P/////AKT is proud to present a selection from the Boy Butter series, for which alum Kasper Bosmans makes blocks of butter poured off using the cire-perdue-method (lost wax).
Bosmans’ bronze butter is referring to the large-scale butter smuggling after World War II. Thanks to enormous price differences between the Netherlands and Belgium, butter became the most profitable contraband of the second
half of the twentieth century (followed by the smuggling of hashish and later hard drugs that became on the rise in the 1970s). Smuggling butter is considered the most romantic crime in Dutch history. Stories about this still play a major role in local folklore. This romantic manly act is given a different meaning by Bosmans’ evocative title, which refers to an intimate lubricant for naughty boys.

In 2015 P/////AKT presented his solo exhibition Little Cherry Virus.

Image: Fragments of Half a Man, 2023
Patinated bronze
Courtesy of Mendes Wood