The rooms in The Absence of Mark Manders can be regarded as the rooms of his building. The works have been ‘left behind’ by the artist in three different zones. First, the visitor enters The living room, then The museum, and finally The studio. According to Manders, all the works are interchangeable and can be put into a different context: ‘like words in a sentence can also be used in different combinations’. In the exhibition, you walk through Manders’ self-portrait. The place where he ‘has thought and acted’. This brings the viewer very close to the artist.