Spirits Of Internationalism

Kreuger, Anders + Steven ten Thije (Eds.)

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On the occasion of exhibitions of works from 1956 to 1986 of 6 European Collections: “Spirits of Internationalism takes place simultaneously at the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven and M HKA in Antwerp. This exhibition shows art from six European collections: four museums and two artists’ archives. It presents art made between 1956 and 1986, a period marked by fast economic and technological development, but also by international political tension. Spirits of Internationalism shows how the realities of the Cold War influenced art and changed the meaning of ‘the international’ and ‘the regional’. The exhibition attempts to challenge the simplified image of the ‘Three Worlds’ by showing familiar and less familiar artworks in surprising constellations. It includes work by internationally well-known artists and artists who deserve to be recognised outside of their own region.

Spirits of Internationalism is the last part of a series of exhibitions developed within the framework of the European collaborative project L’Internationale. The partners in this project are M HKA in Antwerp, MACBA in Barcelona, Van Abbemuseum  and Moderna Galerija in Ljubljana, as well as the Július Koller Society in Bratislava and the KwieKulik Archive in Warsaw.”

A broad collection of essays on many different artists by Anders Kreuger (Curator M HKA), Joram Kraaijeveld and Steven ten Thije (Curator Van Abbemuseum), all texts in Dutch, French and English, soft cover, 18 x 13 cm, 176 pages, Antwerp/Eindhoven 2012

ISBN: 978-94-90757-06-9