Sufficient Force. Minimal art, conceptual art and land art. The adventurous spirit of the American avant-garde art of the nineteen sixties.
October 11th, 2014 - March 22nd, 2015In Sufficient Force the museum presents the work of internationally renowned American artists from the museum’s collection. The focus is on the nineteen sixties; the turbulent artistic climate, particularly in and around New York.
The spaces are devoted entirely to minimal and conceptual art and the then revolutionary notion that to convey the idea and meaning of a work of art is more important than its material form. The artists represented are Ad Reinhardt, Tony Smith, Donald Judd, Carl Andre, Robert Morris, Dan Flavin, John McCracken, Sol Lewitt, Eva Hesse, Richard Serra, Robert Smithson and Bruce Nauman.
The exhibition takes place in the part of the museum that was designed and built in the heyday of this adventurous American art. Thanks to a close collaboration between the museum’s director at that time Rudi Oxenaar and architect Wim Quist, the growing art collection was provided a wonderful architectural context, which is interesting to re-experience in this presentation.
November 15th, 2014 - March 22nd, 2015Painter, sculptor, draughtsman, writer and poet Armando (1929) is one of the Netherlands’ most versatile post-war artists. His substantial and powerful oeuvre is characterized by melancholy, guilt and memories of the past. In this exhibition we show a selection from the unique collection assembled by Armando’s ex-wife Tony de Meijere, which she has donated to the Kröller-Müller Museum on long-term loan.
Van Gogh & Co
April 25th, 2015 - September 27th, 2015On 29 July 2015 it will be exactly 125 years since Vincent van Gogh died. The Van Gogh Europe Foundation, a collaboration of around 30 organisations is seizing this opportunity to honour the Dutch artists under the theme ‘125 years of inspiration’. Activities will be organised throughout the year in various towns in the Netherlands, Belgium, France and England that featured in the life and work of the artist.
The exhibition Van Gogh & Co, at the Kröller-Müller, will concentrate on the traditional genres at the end of the 19th century: still life, vista/perspective, nature, cityscape and portrait. Works by Vincent van Gogh - more than 50 in total including paintings and drawings - from various periods will be combined with those of his contemporaries from the museum’s own collection. Visitors will have the chance to draw parallels and discover how Van Gogh dealt with the various genres.