Nele/Nellie by Fiona Tan

A new contemporary work goes on display in the gallery

Nele/Nellie, 2013 by Fiona Tan. Courtesy of the artist and Frith Street Gallery, London



Saturday 21 January

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An elegant video work by contemporary artist Fiona Tan joins the Laing's 18th and 19th century display, having been acquired through a partnership with BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, with the support of the Sfumato Foundation and the Art Fund, with the generous assistance of the artist and Frith Street Gallery, London.

The work entitled Nele/Nellie is inspired by a true story of the forgotten daughter of famous artist Rembrandt van Rijn, who relocated to start a new life after her father's death.

Like many of the paintings in the collection display, Nele/Nellie presents a beautiful but forlorn woman, seemingly imprisoned in her ornate domestic surroundings.