The Municipal Museum of The Hague: Calder, Mondriaan and Kruysen

Alexander Calder Mobile

Last weekend, the Biersteker family decided to pay a visit at the exhibition of Alexander Calder at the Municipal Museum of The Hague (Dutch: gemeentemuseum). What a Great Discovery! Offcourse we were familiar with his work, but this show is truly amazing!

The central piece in the exhibition stems from Calder’s one visit to Mondrian’s studio in 1930, which triggered a radical change in his artistic practice. The marvelous reconstruction of Mondriaan’s atelier is constructed by Frans Postma (Stichting Reconstructie Atelier Mondriaan).

Reconstructie atelier Mondriaan, links
Reconstructie atelier Mondriaan, rechts

Located in the adjacent projectroom of the museum was the work of André Kruysen, winner of the Ouborg Prize 2011. The installation ‘Uprising as a passage’ transforms the light from the inner courtyard onto the ceiling. A peek behind the construction reveals the use of blue foil. Miniature studies of his work (2003-2011) are displayed in three glass cabinets.

André Kruyzen, Uprising as passage
André Kruzen, achter de constructie
André Kruyzen, studies