The Groninger Museum will also be opening an exhibition featuring the work of De Ploeg member Alida Pot
Having been closed for so long, the Groninger Museum’s visit yesterday from Queen Máxima is to kick off a summer of exhibitions, reports the GIC. The Dutch queen opened the ‘Children’s Biennale’, an exhibition featuring works from contemporary artists, curated by children.
The Biennale was organised in concert with the National Gallery of Singapore, and feature works by Groninger artists, as well as International instillation artists Andreas Schlegel & Hazel LimSchlegel, Donna Ong (an environmental sculptor who uses found items) and Eko Nugroho. Artists from the Netherlands include Bert Schoeren (who makes moving sculptures), Chantalla Pleiter, and Studio Maky– who create bright, cartoonish figures in candy colours.
The children’s involvement in the exhibition included working on organisation, marketing and communication, reports the GIC.
De Ploeg is the most famous art movement from Groningen, which was founded at the beginning of the 20th Century. Alida Pot went on to be a key member of the movement, designing its exhibition posters and logo, as well as creating a large number of dream-like, woozy portraits and landscapes herself.
Both exhibitions are available to see once the Groninger Museum is allowed to open on June 5. The Children’s Bienalle runs until January 9, 2022. The Alida Pot exhibition is available to see until October 31, 2019. Tickets are available via the Groninger Museum’s website
Image by Erik en Petra Hesmerg, 2014. Via the Groninger Museum.