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Museum Voorlinden Acquires a New Work by Jan Henderikse

 

Museum Voorlinden acquires a new work by Jan Henderikse (1937), Checkout (2018)⁠

Jan Henderikse (1937) was the most radical artist of the Dutch Zero movement, an international collective of artists that exhibited under that name between 1958 and 1966. The Zero-artists worked with alternative means such as movement, reflection, repetition and seriality of forms, and had a preference for modern materials. Although Jan began his career as a painter, he soon switched to making installations and assemblages of everyday objects: “Consumer goods, kitsch and trash, I am interested in everything that moves people”. ⁠

 

December 2021

 


 

Moscow’s Garage Museum of Contemporary Art to Expand

 

Moscow’s Garage Museum will expand into the long-abandoned century-old Hexagon exhibition pavilion that stands nearby its current building in Gorky Park. The structure, designed by Russian architect Ivan Zholtovsky, is to be reimagined by Japanese architecture firm SANAA and will give the twelve-year-old contemporary art museum more space to host exhibitions and programming.

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November 2021

 

 

 


 

Jo Eyck (1929 – 2021), Founder of Kasteel Wijlre and the Hedge House

 

Art collector and founder of Kasteel Wijlre and the Hedge House has passed.

In 1981, Mr and Mrs Eyck acquired Wijlre Castle, which had fallen into disrepair. They restored the historic castle, the coach house and the castle garden. On the basis of their special philosophy of life, they connected their contemporary art collection with the surrounding nature and heritage. “A cultural oasis” is what Jo Eyck called the country house.

In 2001 the Hedge House was constructed, to a design by architect Wiel Arets. The art pavilion houses an orchid greenhouse, an orangery, a chicken coop and an exhibition space.

Jo and Marlies Eyck have organized inspiring and internationally acclaimed exhibitions over the years. In 2012, the operation of the buitenplaats and the programming of exhibitions, educational activities and cultural projects was transferred to the Buitenplaats Kasteel Wijlre Foundation. In September 2017, the Eyck couple donated the estate to the Elisabeth Strouven Fund. The fund has since taken care of the maintenance and restoration. Together, the foundation and the fund continue the life’s work of the couple.

November 2021

 


 

Our member Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens has a great new website

 

Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens has a great new website!

“The website will be the platform to discover our exhibitions, projects and collection. It is the ‘face’ of the museum: a first introduction for new visitors, a signpost for rediscoverers and a resource for researchers.

The content is a work-in-progress, with more than 50 years of exhibition history to go. In this first phase, we chose to put the museum’s core collection online; ninety-five paintings and eleven sculptures donated to the Mw Jules Dhondt-Dhaenens Foundation by Jules and Irma Dhondt-Dhaenens“.

November 2021

 


 

Nasher Sculpture Center has a new acquisition

 

Nicolas Party’s ‘TBC (Head)’ is an oversized bust measuring over eight feet in height. The sculpture depicts a figure with features resembling that of painted ancient Greek sculpture, with a monumental scale that recalls the Colossus of Constantine.⁣ @nicolasparty has cited ancient Greek and Roman sculpture as influential to his aesthetic, though the work’s sense of whimsy and Surrealism also resonates with work by Rene Magritte and Joan Miró.⁣

Nasher Sculpture Center are excited to welcome this work to their collection.

October 2021

 


 

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