A Lasting Truth Is Change - Rotating exhibition with artworks from the collection

Pauline Boudry en Renate Lorenz, Moving Backwards, 2019, filmstill
exhibition

A Lasting Truth Is Change Rotating exhibition with artworks from the collection

02/04/2022 - 24/07/2022
Curator: Yolande Zola Zoli van der Heide

Artworks from the collection explore pressing themes such as emancipation, equality and justice

The Coronavirus epidemic has had a huge impact on our lives. After a period of acute crisis follows reflection and call for change. Based on the notion that art institutions can play a role in this, curator Yolande Zola Zoli van der Heide presents with A Lasting Truth Is Change her first major exhibition at the Van Abbemuseum.

Pressing themes

Some 80 artworks taken from the museum's collection explore a number of pressing themes such as emancipation, equality and justice. The exhibition poses the question, what is missing from the stories around the works in the collection? By the same token, it references the pieces that are absent in the story of contemporary art, and the conditions for including those individuals who were excluded in the past. This absence is questioned through, among others, loaned works by artists who have previously exhibited at the Van Abbemuseum but whose work was not purchased.

Children in the lead

With a playful configuration, this experimental exhibition breaks down standard notions of how art should be presented. Little to no knowledge of art is required. Children are most welcome and indeed, play a pivotal role. Leave any expectations and preconceptions at home!