De Stijl guided tourlearn more about a.o. 'Van Abbe and De Stijl'
On 10 December you can join the De Stijl-themed guided tour and visit the exhibition Van Abbe and De Stijl, the complementary library exhibition and De Stijl works in the collection exhibition The Making of Modern Art.
The main exhibition related to the Mondrian to Dutch Design year is Van Abbe and De Stijl. It starts with a major work of De Stijl looking back at an important moment in its history, and finishes with contemporary design objects, which were selected by students from the Master Design Curating & Writing at Design Academy Eindhoven. Immerse yourself in the works of Mondrian, Rietveld and Van der Leck and take a look at the reconstruction of Van Doesburg’s Ciné-dancing L’Aubette in Strasbourg, a seamless fusion of painting and architecture and one of De Stijl’s top works. In the exhibition there is also a clear reference to the future. The vision of Van Doesburg, and more in general of De Stijl, is reflected in the different works of art and objects which were made after De Stijl period.
Van Abbemuseum Choir
The Van Abbemuseum Choir will end the tour with a musical ode to De Stijl.
The guided tour is free in combination with a valid museumticket.
You can sign up at the cash register.
Every 2nd Sunday of each month (July-December 2017) there will be a free De Stijl-tour from 12:00 till 13:00.
2017: MONDRIAN TO DUTCH DESIGN THEME YEAR
In 2017, it will be the 100th anniversary of the foundation of the Dutch artistic movement called ‘De Stijl’ (The Style). Established in 1917 in the Netherlands with founding members Piet Mondrian (born Mondriaan) and Theo van Doesburg, it was originally a magazine, which published Mondrian’s theories on art but it grew into a wider art movement that widely influenced modern architecture, design and fashion. Over the past 25 years, the desire to modernise design and art that characterised De Stijl has been carried forward under the banner of Dutch Design. To celebrate the anniversary, NBTC Holland Marketing, together with its partners, has declared 2017 as the Mondriaan to Dutch Design theme year. Van Abbe and De Stijl is part of the programme in Brabant.