A Lasting Truth Is Change - Viewing the collection differently
A Lasting Truth Is Change Viewing the collection differently
With a playful design, A Lasting Truth Is Change breaks through standard ideas about collecting and presenting art. The Van Abbemuseum invites you to take a fresh look. The artworks in this exhibition encourage you to look at the world you live in differently; to be curious about new stories that inspire, excite and activate.
To lend you a hand in gaining new insights, the exhibition shakes up the hierarchy between ‘beginners’ and ‘experts’. Who is in charge? And who decides what is allowed? This set-up challenges visitors - children and adults, experienced and inexperienced - to engage in conversation together about the themes the exhibition addresses.
A Lasting Truth Is Change brings together some ninety pieces from the museum's own collection with ten well-chosen loans, including several new works. This combination of established names and emerging makers questions the composition of the Van Abbemuseum's collection: who is included and why? And who is missing? This makes A Lasting Truth Is Change an exciting counterpart to the acclaimed multi-year collection presentation Delinking and Relinking, which opened in September 2021.
With essays and conversations, the publication for professionals accompanying A Lasting Truth Is Change dives deeper into the themes raised by the exhibition. Language: English, compiled by: Taylor Le Melle and Yolande Zola Zoli van der Heide. Available in the (online) museum shop from May 2022. Price € 19.
During A Lasting Truth Is Change you can join the extensive program of activities:
Do-It-Yourself Guide for kids and beginners
A free guidebook with do-it-yourself assignments will challenge you to view the art in the galleries and the world around you differently.
Free Guided Tours
Tuesday through Saturday at 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. there are mini tours of the exhibition. On Sundays there is a one-hour tour at 12:00 p.m. You can sign up at the information desk, reservations are not possible.
Children's Art Club
Every Saturday, children from 6 to 12 years are welcome at the Children's Art Club: after looking at real artworks, they create their own works with clay, paint or pencils. View calendar and make a reservation.
Unlimited Van Abbe tours
The Unlimited Van Abbe programme consists of guided tours for everyone who is curious: whether you are blind or partially sighted, deaf or hard of hearing, or are dealing with aphasia or Alzheimer's disease. View calendar and make a reservation.
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In the press
"This is an exhibition bursting with fun. An exhibition that does things differently and presents art in unexpected ways. The visitor's body plays an important role: you can climb on a climbing frame or lie down on the orange carpet. An exhibit that will linger on for a long time.” The Eindhovens Dagblad (Dutch)