Kandinsky - H’ART Museum

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Exhibition - H'ART Museum


Now on view in H’ART Museum, the very first exhibition in collaboration with Centre Pompidou: an exhibition on Wassily Kandinsky. Admire more than 60 artworks from the Paris collection. From his early figurative work to his well-known abstract paintings full of colour and geometric shapes. In this retrospective, you will discover why this remarkable artist is considered one of the pioneers of abstract art.

Kandinsky is on view until Sunday 10 November 2024. Tickets available here.

19 June 2024 - 10 November 2024
Open daily from 10:00 - 17:00
Tickets can be purchased online or at the museum until 16:00.
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Contemporary artists in the exhibition

Soundwalk: experience Kandinsky in an immersive space of music and sound.

Kandinsky had a close relationship with music, sound and performing arts. Especially for the Kandinsky exhibition, interdisciplinary artist Søren Siebel created a unique soundwalk: Imagining the Current-Futurenow. With vocal prompts, soundscapes and specially made compositions by five contemporary sound and one perfomance artists, the soundwalk creates a mesmerizing dialogue between sound and image.

The soundwalk is permanently available in the exhibition. There are also 12 exclusive Soundwalk live events.

Soundwalk live events

Meet the artist Wassily Kandinsky through videos and animations

As an interdisciplinary artist, Bink van Vollenhoven enters into a unique dialogue with Kandinsky. Inspired by the personal story behind the works of art and, like Kandinsky, driven by the desire to make the intangible visible. Bink gives the floor to Kandinsky himself in their video work (performance by actor Sander Plukaard) and plays with the present and the past. Bink’s second project is aimed at children aged between 5 and 9 years old. In six interactive animations, young visitors are introduced to one of the greatest artists of the 20th century. The animations were drawn and animated by Joey Habets.

The videos and animations are a permanent part of the exhibition.

About Wassily Kandinsky: pioneer of abstract art

Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944) is one of the greatest artists of the 20th century. At the mere age of 30 did Kandinsky begin painting. After a brief career in law and economics, he leaves for Munich, Germany, in 1896 to take painting lessons. It is the beginning of his artistic career. During his stay in Munich, he travels to Holland, Tunisia, Italy and Paris, among other places. When war breaks out in 1914, Kandinsky leaves Germany. It is not until 1921 that he returns.

A year later, Kandinsky starts teaching at the revolutionary art school the Bauhaus in Weimar. During this period he produces many watercolors and paintings. In 1933, the school is forced to close by the Nazis. Kandinsky once again packs his belongings and leaves for Paris with his wife Nina Kandinsky. In the suburb of Neuilly-sur-Seine, he dies in December 1944.

In the exhibition, we follow Kandinsky’s artistic and personal journey, from his early abstract works in Munich and his return to Russia, to his teaching at the Bauhaus and his final years in Paris. Learn about his role with Der Blaue Reiter, walk in life-size Salon de Réception (1922) and experience the role of music in his work with a special soundwalk tour and learn more why this extraordinary artist is still considered a pioneer of abstract art.

H'ART Museum's first-ever exhibition in collaboration with Centre Pompidou

Kandinsky is the very first exhibition in collaboration with the Parisian art museum Centre Pompidou. The museum has the most complete collection of works by Kandinsky. This is due to the generous donation of Nina Kandinsky. She donated many of her husband’s works to the Paris museum and more than 60 works will travel to Amsterdam especially for this exhibition.

Highlight in the exhibition is the reconstruction of the Salon de Réception, consisting of murals that Kandinsky made with his students in Berlin in 1922. This installation was first reconstructed for the opening of Centre Pompidou in 1977. Now it is being shown for the second time especially for the opening of H’ART Museum also in Amsterdam

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