Gallery talks — 16 Oct 2019
Academic Researcher Maurice Rummens initiated and mounted the exhibition ‘Chagall, Picasso, Mondrian and others: Migrant Artist in Paris’. He will take you on a gallery tour on October 16 and share his insights and discoveries.
- Museum entrance + €3,-
- We meet at the information desk in the Entrance area
- 16 Oct, 4 pm until 5 pm
- Main language
At the beginning of the last century, Marc Chagall, Pablo Picasso, Piet Mondrian and other acclaimed and unknown artists move – for various reasons – to Paris, the art capital of the world. They must learn to survive in a society that is increasingly polarized, nationalistic, xenophobic and anti-Semitic. This exhibition tells the story of artists in a foreign country who, despite adverse conditions, have the courage to take art to new heights. The show is an incredible chance to see the work of the great modern masters in a new light, ánd to discover new artists.
ABOUT MAURICE RUMMENS
Maurice Rummens is an academic researcher for the Stedelijk Museum and has initiated and curated the exhibition Chagall, Picasso, Mondrian and others: Migrant Artist in Paris. Rummens studied Art History at the University of Utrecht and gained his doctorate at the University of Amsterdam under Professor Evert van Uitert on De verleiding van het decoratieve. Twee opstellen over compositie, expressie en abstractie in de theorie en praktijk van de moderne schilderkunst (The temptation of the decorative. Two essays on composition, expression and abstraction in the theory and practice of modern painting). Rummens has been an academic employee at the Stedelijk Museum since 1999, and has contributed to publications such as Acquisitions 1993-2003 (2006), Stedelijk Collection Highlights (2012), and Stedelijk Collection Reflections (2012) as well as exhibitions on artists such as Bissière (2000), Kirchner (2002) and Matisse (2015).