UMass Fine Arts Center – Human Animals: The Art of Cobra


The UMass Fine Arts Center in Amherst shows from the 15th Sep till the 20th Nov the exhibition „Human Animals: The Art of Cobra“

The exhibition reexamines the unique meeting of a group of young painters and poets brought together by an optimistic determination to start over after the war and a shared interest in spontaneity and myth, as well as folk art and children’s art. Rejecting both naturalism and pure abstraction at the end of the Second World War, Cobra valued unbridled experimentation and creative freedom, manifested in brilliant, colorful paintings of distorted figures that provided a more symbolic and political European counterpoint to the roughly contemporary “action painting” of the Abstract Expressionists in the U.S.

Galerie Rodolphe Janssen – Pierre Alechinsky, Karel Appel, Fred Bervoets: works on paper from the Stéphane Janssen collection

Galerie_Rodolphe_Janssen-exhibitionFrom September 8th to October 8th, 2016, the gallery Rodolphe Janssen presents the exhibition “Pierre Alechinsky, Karel Appel and Fred Bervoets: works on paper from the Stéphane Janssen collection.”

In 1966, Stéphane Janssen opens his first gallery in Brussels and organized numerous exhibitions amongst others, to the CoBrA artists Pierre Alechinsky, Asger Jorn and Karel Appel.
10 years later he moved to the United States and closes his gallery.
In 1991 his son Rodolphe Janssen opens his own gallery which now will present a selection of works on paper from the 50’s to 70’s, of the artists Pierre Alechinsky, Karel Appel and Fred Bervoets from Stéphane’s former gallery.

More information about the exhibition here.

Petzel Gallery – ASGER JORN „The Open Hide“

Until July 29, 2016, the Petzel Gallery at 35 E 67th Street, New York presents the first Asger Jorn US-based solo show since the exhibition at New York’s André Emmerich Gallery in 1993.
The exhibition encompasses approximately twenty works (oil on canvas, gouache on paper and lithographs) made between 1943 and 1971.

Cobra Museum – Karel Appel „The Opera“

Cobra_Appel_Feb 2016_PT_MG_1389The Cobra museum shows till 16.05.16 a very special and unique exhibition of Karel Appel, which shows Appels set and costume design for the two operas ‘Noah’ and ‘The Magic Flute‘ in 1994 and 1995 and the visitors of this exhibition will move like an actor on Appels stage.
A few works of art from the permanent collection in the exhibition shows the kinship with the Opera-style.
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Karel_Appel-Weke_auf_PapierKarel Appel – Ohne Titel, 1947 Gouache und Tusche auf Papier, 43 x 66,5 cm
© K. Appel Foundation / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2016

The Pinakothek in Munich shows from 02.04.2016 – 04.17.2016 a retrospective from the estate of the artist Karel Appel (Paris, Centre Pompidou, 10/21/2015 – 01/11/2016). This is for decades the first comprehensive overview of Appels work on paper.
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Gemeentemuseum Den Haag – Karel Appel

Karel_Appel-ExhibitionUntil 16 Mai 2016 the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag presents 67 paintings, 12 sculptures and more than 60 drawings in the „Karel Appel“ exhibition. The exhibition at the Gemeentemuseum will be a pivotal part of a wider international reappraisal of Karel Appel’s work, which is also to include exhibitions in Paris, London and Washington.

Fondazione Roma Museo – CoBrA, A great European avant-garde (1948-1951)

Fondazione_Roma_Museo-CoBrAThe Fondazione Roma Museo shows since the 4th December 2015 till the 3rd April 2016 the exhibition „CoBrA, A great European avant-garde (1948-1951)”
The exhibition was curated by Damiano Femfert and Francesco Pol with 150 works loaned from 35 of the major European museums. Among others the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, the CoBra Museum in Amstelveen, the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice.
Therefore you can expect an absolutely amazing exhibition with many masterpieces of the CoBrA artists.

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Heerup Museum – HEERUP AND COBRA

Screen Shot 2015-11-01 at 8.26.18 PMFrom September 17th 2015 till January 24th 2016 opens at the Heerup Museum the exhibition „HEERUP AND COBRA“
The danish Artist Henry Heerup joined the COBRA group in 1949 and took part in some of their exhibitions.
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