Arp: The Poetry of Forms

00:02:24 6880 Kröller-Müller Museum
Jean (Hans) Arp (1886-1966) is one of the most innovative and influential artists of the European avant-garde. Now, for the first time since Arp’s death in 1966, there is a major retrospective of his work. A unique opportunity for lovers of art, nature and poetry.

 

Arp is one of the most innovative and influential artists of the European avant-garde. He began his career as a poet and later worked as a painter, sculptor and graphic artist. Anyone who has visited the sculpture garden of the museum is familiar with Jean Arp from his ‘Berger de Nuages’(Cloud shepherd) (1953). This sculpture has been stealing the show ever since the garden opened in 1961. Now, for the first time since Arp’s death in 1966, there is a major retrospective of his work. A unique opportunity for lovers of art, nature and poetry.

This short video introduces Arp and offers a preview of the exhibition Arp: The Poetry of Forms.

The exhibition is on show at the Kröller-Müller Museum from 20 May until 17 September 2017. Arp: The Poetry of Forms is also on show at Turner Contemporary in Margate (UK), from 12 October 2017 until 14 January 2018. Guest curators: prof. Eric Robertson (Royal Holloway, University of London) and Frances Guy.

Video credits

Film: Matthieu Landweer
Voice: Claire King
Music: Kurt Weill, Zaubernacht, Arte Ensemble
Images: Friedrich Christian Flick Collection, Getty Images, Kröller-Müller Museum, Stiftung Arp e/V, Berlin/Rolandswerth, Tate London c/o Pictoright Amsterdam 2017
© Kröller-Müller Museum 2017

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