Cobra | 1000 Days of Free Art
Catalogue for the exhibition Cobra | 1000 Days of Free Art at the Sharjah Art Museum. The exhibition consists of paintings, sculptures, ceramics, works on paper, textiles, films, jazz music, magazines and documentation material from the period 1947 till the early 1960s.
The story of CoBrA is told through a chronological timeline, where the visitor is introduced to the movement and the social and historical developments of the period 1930-1960 in Europe. Historical images in black and white documentaries show the post World War II environment in which the CoBrA movement was founded. There are spoken word portraits by CoBrA artists, who reflect on the significance of the movement. The exhibition presents a selection of masterpieces showing the fantasy animals, mythical creatures, vital compositions and non-western influences in the art.