Mixing more periods of art and design under one roof than any other art fair in the world, the 28th edition of TEFAF Maastricht features antiques, rare books, maps, jewellery, Old Master works, modern and contemporary art, photography, ceramics, and design offered by 275 of the world's most prestigious dealers from 20 countries.
Large-scale photographic portraits and still lifes, shot with an ironic twist, are featured in the first retrospective exhibition of the Dutch photographer Marie Cécile Thijs, who has gained a reputation for photographing writers, artists, and politicians in the style of the Old Masters.
Mixing anonymous medieval masters with modern and contemporary artists, Adam, Eve & the Devil explores the relation between the body and the senses across the ages.
The first retrospective of the 17th-century artist Henri de Fromantiou, who was born in Maastricht and lived a life as a celebrated court painter in Potsdam, portrays his royal world in still lifes of game, flowers, and fruit — the luxury items in his time.
The first major retrospective of the later work of Rembrandt van Rijn, this exhibition features more than 100 paintings, drawings and prints produced during the final phase of the artist’s life — a period marked by tragic personal loss and financial setbacks. After viewing the show, explore the innovative attentive programming, including a city walk through places Rembrandt lived and worked, a visit to the artist’s official home and studio, and an audio tour and canal cruise.
Commemorating the 70th anniversary of Dutch liberation, this historical exhibition features art and visual documentation from the museum’s collection — ranging from abstract art declared degenerate by the Nazis and photographs of a bunker protecting precious masterpieces to works by Dutch artists in the resistance and looted art that recuperated after the war.
Occupying ten galleries of the museum’s old building, Forward! surveys a decade of work by the internationally recognised Kurdish artist Ahmet Öğüt, whose work speaks to politics through art in a variety of media.
Sufficient Force offers an overview of minimal art, conceptual art and land art by 1960s American avant-garde artists, whose works comprise a significant part of the museum’s collection. While visiting, be sure to also view the museum’s Van Gogh Gallery, which features more than 40 of the artist’s celebrated paintings, including the famous 1885 canvas The Potato Eaters.
A variety of exhibitions on contemporary art, photography, design, and history turn Rotterdam’s sophisticated art centre into a virtual funhouse. Belgian photographer Charlotte Lybeer shows pictures of costumed fetish furry fans and Zentai members; Czech artist Kristof Kintera employs dark humour to address politically charged issues in his whimsical sculptures and installations; and Dutch artist and designer Parra makes street art that portrays men with bird heads and women with voluptuous bodies.
Exploring biocultural diversity, fertility, immunity, and identity over the past 15 years, Belgian artist Koen Vanmechelen has collaborated with scientists from different disciplines on his crossbreeding chicken project, presented here in the form of a scientific laboratory.
Eight of the artist’s films and large-scale photographs will be shown along with his recent film installation, Playtime, creating a dynamic display of Julien’s oeuvre, exploring ethnic origins and social vulnerability, sexuality and gender, and beauty and economic capital over the past 30 years.
A dynamic overview of the work of artist Piet Mondrian — the museum holds nearly 300 works — and his peers, including Theo van Doesburg, Vilmos Huszár, Bart van der Leck, J.J.P. Oud, Gerrit Rietveld, and Georges Vantongerloo, this comprehensive exhibition highlights the importance of the De Stijl movement to Dutch culture in the modernist era.