Beyond Dada and De Stijl Part I
January 27 – April 8 2018

In 2017 Museum Dr8888 participated in the nation-wide celebration of 100 years of De Stijl. The founding fathers of the movement were central in the events and exhibitions that year, and in 2018 Museum Dr8888 will shift its focus to the successors of De Stijl. The exhibition Beyond Dada and De Stijl Part I will display the work of artists ranging from the 1950s till now. What did post-World War II De Stijl look like? Which artists have been inspired by this movement, and sometimes even feel a part of it? The exhibition will also include a selection of contemporary artists with an affinity for this historic avant-garde movement.  

In this exhibition a cross section is shown of the enormous influence De Stijl has on post-war and contemporary art. This includes works by Johan van Aken, Machiel Braaksma, Joost Baljeu, Siep van den Berg, Milly Betten, Bob Bonies, Ria Groenhof, Frank Lenferink, Jan Loman, Pieter Mobach, Josef Ongenae, Boy & Eric Stappaerts, Peter Struycken and Tjalling van der Meulen. Of course we also focus on artists from Friesland.

In addition to the art of these heirs, works by the founders will also be on display, such as  Theo van Doesburg and Bart van der Leck, alongside works by Thijs Rinsema and Kurt Schwitters and recent acquisitions of the Friends of the Museum.