Coming soon: Sufficient Force and Armando
This autumn, we present two exhibitions with work from the museum’s collection. Sufficient Force. Minimal art, conceptual art and land art. The adventurous spirit of the American avant-garde art of the nineteen sixties will open on 11 October. And work by the painter, sculptor, draughtsman, writer and poet Armando will be on display from 15 November.In 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.
Painter, 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.
Both exhibitions will be on view until 22 Mach, 2015.
Image: Robert Smithson, The cryosphere,1966