The Art of Hans Arp after 1945

15:00 – 13:30  |  Kröller-Müller Museum
Special Event – Two-day symposium

08 Jun 2017

The Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck would like to inform you about a new scientific discourse in the late work of Hans Arp:

Hans Arp gained broad international recognition after 1945. During this latter phase of his career, the French-German artist continued to develop new series, including the so-called Threshold Sculptures, as well as innovative techniques like découpage, papiers déchirées and papiers froissés. However, Arp did not limit himself to formal innovation; in terms of content, he drew from medieval mysticism as well as ancient and non-Western cultures. During the 1950s, Arp published several volumes of poetry in German and French. Having made great strides during this later phase of his career, Arp also became an influential figure to the next generation of artists. His biomorphic forms became cipher for modern art, finding echoes in literature and organic architecture as well as the design and product development of the 1950s. It is therefore surprising that Arp's late work has received little scholarly attention. The conference will fill that gap by opening up new avenues for scholarly discourse on Hans Arp's late oeuvre and to shed light on his transformative influence on international modernism in the post-war period.

Fore more information:

You will find the program in the image.

Venue: Kröller-Müller Museum, Houtkampweg 6, 6731 AW Otterlo, The Netherlands


Conference fee: 50 Euro, students: 30 Euro

During the conference the museum and sculpture garden is free of admission for participants.

If you have any questions, please contact: Dr. Maike Steinkamp (Curator) or +49 (0) 30 60967426

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