Copenhagen, Brussels & Amsterdam = Cobra

In 1948, shortly after the Second World War, the Cobra movement was born from the fusion between three different artist groups from three countries: Denmark, Belgium and the Netherlands.


These three groups had shared ideas about what art was and what it should be in post-war society. Art had to be made for and by everyone. The Cobra artists hoped to remove the elitist aspect of art, so that creativity could be unleashed in all people. 

The exhibition can be seen in the museum at the same time as Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera: A Love Revolution and Constant 1 0 1. The relationship between art and politics is discussed in all three exhibitions.