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Van Doesburg

Centraal Museum Utrecht (NL) / Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo (NL)

A simultaneous exhibition about Van Doesburg (1883–1931), founder of Dutch abstract art and ideas concerning the way art and life could go hand in hand in the new era. Van Doesburg was active in the field of painting, architecture and literature. He was also an important art theoretician. His versatility made him one of the greatest avant-garde artists of the 20th century.

Location
Utrecht (NL) / Otterlo (NL)
Client
Centraal Museum Utrecht / Kröller-Müller Museum
Year
2000
Surface
2000 m2
Status
Temporary
Team
Herman Kossmann, Mark de Jong, Martijn Sas, Roger Teunisse

The Central Museum in Utrecht exhibits early work by Van Doesburg up until 1922. The Kröller-Müller Museum displays his work from 1923 to 1931 in which architecture played an increasingly important role. This exhibition unites his scattered work. Both exhibitions include key works by important contemporaries of Van Doesburg. The complete work, consisting of approximately 2,600 works of art and literary-essayist creations, is documented and annotated. This means that for the very first time the common theme running through the work of Van Doesburg can now be seen.