On 2 June, the Cobra Museum opened its doors for the exhibition Cobra 75: Freedom without borders. With this exhibition, the museum wants to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the international Cobra movement, which was founded in 1948 and disbanded in 1951. This short duration, however, is inversely related to its effect and influence.
The exhibition shows works by Cobra artists in relation to predecessors, contemporaries and contemporary artists and aims to bring to light all kinds of unexpected connections and perspectives. On display are works by Van Gogh, Munch, Klee, Picasso, Beckmann, Schwitters, Miró, Dubuffet, De Kooning, Pollock, Jorn, Brands, Constant, Appel, Corneille, Alechinsky, Baselitz, A.R. Penck and Basquiat.
Eugène Brands, Bird island, 1971
Oil on canvas, 80 x 169.5 cm
The exhibition ‘Cobra 75: Freedom without borders’ has been curated by Maarten Bertheux, who was previously a curator at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen and Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. In collaboration with Waanders Uitgevers, a catalogue in Dutch and English will be published especially for this exhibition. It will be available in the museum shop for € 29.95. The catalogue contains contributions from Joke de Wolf, Maarten Bertheux and Rudi Fuchs.
The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm. During the jubilee exhibition, which will run until 8 October, the museum will be open until 8 pm on Thursdays and Fridays.
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