60 jaar CoBrA
De kleur van vrijheid
From 13 September to 30 November, the Stedelijk Museum Schiedam will organize the jubilee exhibition entitled 60 years of CoBrA. The colour of freedom. This year marks the 60th anniversary of the foundation of the CoBrA movement (Copenhagen, Brussels, Amsterdam) by Karel Appel, Constant, Corneille, Christian Dotremont, Joseph Noiret, and Asger Jorn in Paris on 8 November 1948. With this, the Experimentele Groep in Holland entered into a co-operative venture with the Danish ‘experimentals’ and the Belgian ‘surrealistic-revolutionary’ groups.
In the framework of this Jubilee, the Museum will present the renowned Schiedam CoBrA collection, which has travelled around Spain for several months along with important loans from private collections. Accordingly, the emphasis is placed upon an aspect of CoBrA that has remained rather underexposed until the present: the contribution that passionate collectors have made to the appreciation of the most significant avant-garde movement in visual art since 1945.