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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

Black Diamond

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.
For all the visitors there will be an alternative treasure map that is displayed in a vitrine inside the museum. Via cryptic directions and binoculars visitors are invited to wander around the museum and have a chance to see the diamond.

Remco de Blaaij