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Karel Appel

20110923111216-affichecobrastudiotoscane Karel Appel & Roberto Barni, Studio Toscane   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Karel Appel, Roberto Barni at Cobra Museum October 1st, 2011 - January 15th, 2012
Posted 12/4/11

As a co-founder of the North European abstract expressionist avant-garde group that gives the CoBrA Museum its name, Karel Appel is definitely at home in Amstelveen. Richly featured in two out of three shows, if he was still around it wouldn't be a surprise to see the Amsterdam-born artist walking around in a dressing gown and slippers, with a cup of tea in his hand. While the CoBrA group show on the ground floor covers a wide range of his paintings, especially focusing on the 40s-50s period, the S... [more]

20110622120301-arakawa___madeline_gins De Appel – Genius Without Talent   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Karel Appel, Adriaan de Villiers, Constant Dullaart, Jakup Ferri, Robert Filliou, Beatrice Gibson, Laura Grabstiene, Ane Hjort Guttu, Annabel Howland, Alan Kane, Tomasz Kowalski, Suzy Lake, Pantelis Makkas, Cyprian Muresan, Sylvia Sleigh, John Smith, Praneet Soi, Helene Sommer, Leon Spillaert, Piotr Uklanski, Andrea Božić & Julia Willms, Nina Yuen at de Appel Arts Centre July 15th, 2011 - October 2nd, 2011
Posted 9/26/11

As human beings, we were all born geniuses. Then, when we started to build on our personal talents, we lost it. This is one of the statements made in the catalogue of Robert Filliou's Stedelijk show La Republique Geniale, in which the French artist and economist discussed artistic solutions to the problems of the world with the museum's visitors. This revolutionary naiveté (we're talking about 1971) also underlines the whole of Genius Without Talent, the group exhibition currently on show at De Appel. F... [more]

20100828092634-imageresize Taking Place   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Karel Appel, Stanley Brouwn, Daniel Buren, Willem de Rooij, Jan Dibbets, Rineke Dijkstra, Ger Van Elk, Morgan Fisher, Hans Haacke, On Kawara, Martin Kippenberger, Barbara Kruger, Germaine Kruip, Louise Lawler, William Leavitt, Navid Nuur, Roman Ondák, Diana Thater, Mario Garcia Torres, Lawrence Weiner at Stedelijk Museum August 28th, 2010 - January 9th, 2011
Posted 11/1/10

Taking Place reintroduces the Stedelijk Museum by addressing its history, the spatial and temporal conditions of the unfinished building and the ways in which artists use, occupy and animate museum spaces. The historical, functional and architectural conditions of the museum are both subject and material for this special presentation of works by local, national and international contemporary artists, who range from well-known and established figures to emerging art... [more]

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