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Danish Moderns

Cobra's 75th jubilee year kicks off with a triptych of modern Danish art. The Danish artists who started Cobra in 1948 greatly influenced the much younger Dutch and Belgian Cobra members. The focus is on developments in Danish modern art from the 1930s and 1940s, with important themes such as sexual freedom, politics, provocation, experimentation and spontaneity, which would later significantly influence Cobra. For the first time outside Denmark, this exhibition presents a major overview of masterpieces of some 100 works by more than 25 artists.

Danish Moderns

Event dates
Friday, 3 February 2023 at 10:00
Friday, 3 February 2023 at 17:00
Saturday, 4 February 2023 at 10:00
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Location
Cobra Museum of Modern Art
Sandbergplein 1
1181 ZX Amstelveen

Je est un autre

Ernest Mancoba & Sonja Ferlov

This will be followed by a presentation about the artist couple Sonja Ferlov (Denmark) and Ernest Mancoba (South Africa). Both were involved in the founding of the Cobra movement in Denmark. Their interracial relationship was unique at the time. They each had their own international artistic practice. In 2019 Center Pompidou presented two large retrospectives of their oeuvre, a selection can be seen in Amstelveen.

Becoming Ovartaci

Ovartaci's intriguing work forms the last part of the Danish triptych. Ovartaci – born Louis Marcussen – spent most of her life in a psychiatric hospital. Transformation is the central theme in her life and work. Ovartaci is the discovery of the 2022 Venice Biennale. The exhibition of paintings, drawings and sculptures is an ode to the imagination and inspiration of this Danish artist, who died in 1985 at the age of 91.

Dates and times
Thursday 2 February10:00
Thursday 2 February17:00
Friday 3 February10:00

Danish Moderns

Event dates
Friday, 3 February 2023 at 10:00
Friday, 3 February 2023 at 17:00
Saturday, 4 February 2023 at 10:00
More dates
Location
Cobra Museum of Modern Art
Sandbergplein 1
1181 ZX Amstelveen