Arp: Poetry of Forms / Kröller Müller

Arp: Poetry of Forms


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Indication entrance fees

- Adults€ 18,60
- Kidst/m 12 € 9,30
- seniors / 65+€ 18,60


20/05/2017 - 17/09/2017
Kröller Müller


Kröller Müller
Houtkampweg 6
6731 AW Otterlo


Arp: Poetry of Forms

Anyone who has visited the sculpture garden of the museum is familiar with Jean Arp from his Cloud shepherd (1953). This iconic sculpture has been stealing the show ever since the garden opened in 1961. Now, for the first time since Jean Arp’s death in 1966, there is a major retrospective of his work. A unique opportunity for lovers of art, nature and poetry. Arp: The Poetry of Forms is showing from 20 May to 17 September 2017.

Jack of all trades
Jean (Hans) Arp (1886-1966) 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. The exhibition reveals the interaction between visual art and poetry and the humour and playfulness in his work.

Over eighty works
Arp: The Poetry of Forms showcases the full gamut of Arp’s work: sculptures, reliefs and works on paper, poetry, writings and publications. The exhibition comprises some eighty works from the three Arp foundations in Berlin, Paris and Locarno and from museums including Kunstmuseum Basel, Tate London and Centre Pompidou in Paris.

De Stijl
Arp’s extensive network also included Theo van Doesburg, founder of De Stijl. Arp worked together with Van Doesburg and his wife Sophie Taeuber-Arp on a major project: redesigning the interior of the Aubette amusement centre in Strasburg. These designs are also featured in a separate section of the exhibition.

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