Face Off: Mondriaan vs. contemporary artists
11 Mar 2019, 11 a.m. - 22 Sep 2019, 5 p.m.
Face Off: Mondriaan vs. contemporary artists at Villa Mondriaan.
This summer's exhibition in Villa Mondriaan is centred around Mondriaan's portraits. His paintings are face to face with portraits made by contemporary artists in a real cultural face-off. As such, artists like Philip Akkerman, Koen Vermeule and Ans Markus start a dialogue with Piet Mondriaan.
From opposite sides of the exhibition hall their portraits stare at each other; friendly or perhaps challenging. Who confronts Michelle Obama's portrait or who will be Mondriaan's uncle Frits's opponent? What image did Mondriaan wish to show of the young Queen Wilhelmina? Did he have the same intention as Koos Breukel had half a century later when he created his portrait of Queen Máxima? See the variety in portraiture of the last 140 years in the new exhibition 'Face Off: Mondriaan vs. contemporary artists'!
Also on show in Museum Villa Mondriaan this summer are the solo exhibitions by contemporary artists Iris van Dongen, Vytautas Kumza and Lisa Konno.