Museum Het Valkhof in Nijmegen conceived the plan to annually invite an artist, under the name 'Kunstluis' ('Art lous'), to respond 'like a louse in the fur' to the collection and/or the museum with short-term interventions. The artist receives carte blanche. Content and timing are entirely up to him/her. Everything in and around the museum can be a reason to intervene: current exhibitions, objects from the collection, news about the museum, ideas about presenting art, et cetera.
In 2020 Bart Drost will provide the first edition interventions, in which he will put the different aspects of 'exhibiting art in the museum' in a new light. The immediate reason for the recurring Kunstluis was Drost's unannounced installation "Mind your step" last year, which surprised many visitors and employees of the museum.
With every intervention, Drost always makes a business card, a kind of extra entrance ticket.
All interventions will be collected with explanations where necessary in a robust booklet: 'luis & pels', unfortunatly only written in Dutch.