PHK18#11: ABSTRACT WALL PAINTINGS DE STIJL 100 YEARS
May 21 until September 30, 2017
Jasper van der Graaf / Graphic Surgery / Henriëtte van ’t Hoog / Dineke van Huizen / Sigmund de Jong / Karin van Pinxteren / Sonia Rijnhout / Babette Kleijn
ACEC / PHK18 / TRANSMITTER / SNO / LOOK&LISTEN
In May and June 2017 the exhibition ABSTRACT WALL PAINTINGS III #DESTIJL100YEARS will take place in Apeldoorn, Rotterdam, New York, Sydney, and Marseille.
ABSTRACT WALL PAINTINGS III is an exhibition of contemporary abstract art on walls, organized by artists. It is an international project, concurrent in time, theme, and title. Several artspaces partnered up to make this project possible simultaneously and in connection with the 100th year anniversary of the art movement De Stijl.
The 100th anniversary of the Dutch artistic avant-garde art movement De Stijl will be celebrated in 2017 with numerous inspiring exhibitions and events all over the Netherlands. Several museums like the Lakenhal Leiden, Haags Gemeentemuseum, Kröller-Müller Museum, will produce the official Dutch program ‘From Mondrian to Dutch Design: 100 years De Stijl. Theo van Doesburg founded De Stijl in 1917. Famous artists including Piet Mondrian (born Mondriaan), Bart van der Leck and Gerrit Rietveld were part of this movement, which would come to redefine the word ‘modern’. The De Stijl movement clearly stood out for its innovative use of primary colors, straight lines, and right angles in abstract painting, sculpture, architecture, and design. De Stijl’s influence now reaches into all aspects of culture.
The works produced during De Stijl would go on to influence the Bauhaus style movement and the International Style in architecture, as well as clothing and interior design. The principles of De Stijl-group still inspire artists today. Abstract Wall Paintings III is an international collaboration with artists and art spaces to show current abstract art. The artists in Abstract Wall Paintings III all relate in their own particular way to the legacy of early 20th-century abstraction, thus people looking for Mondrian-looking art may come away disappointed, as the participating artists are clearly from this time!
Deelnemende kunstruimtes: ACEC Apeldoorn, PHK18 Rotterdam, Transmitter New York, SNO Sydney, Look&Listen Marseille.
(Abstract Wall Paintings werd voor het eerst in 2015 georganiseerd in ACEC Apeldoorn).
ABSTRACT WALL PAINTINGS I (archive)
ABSTRACT WALL PAINTINGS II (archive)