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Das Tier (Animal) 13-3-91 dimensions 198x250cm, collection Museum Jan Cunen

From 4 October 2020 to 31 January 2021, the exhibition Mieke Bal – Art by necessity will be on display at the Museum Jan Cunen in Oss.

What makes art a necessity? According to Mieke Bal, ‘it makes sense, it is even necessary, to look at the world from the perspective of art.’

Guest curator Jeroen Lutters made a composition of Mieke Bal’s most important video installations, combined with work from the museum’s own collection, by inter alia Ronald Ophuis, Martine Stig, and Armando.


Das Ziel (The Goal) 17-6-94, oil on canvas, 180x180cm, collection Armando Foundation

75 years freedom in art

This is the title of an exhibition opening at the City Museum (Stadsmuseum) in Doetinchem on 22 September 2020.

A key theme of the exhibition is the power and the significance of visual art and photography during and after the Second World War. Again and again, Armando manages to express this determining period in his life with full conviction and in an impressive manner.

In addition to Armando, works by Otto Pankok, Jo Spier, Lucebert, Eugène Brands, Anton Heyboer, Henk Peeters, Kadir van Lohuizen, Michael Wolf, Pauline Nijenhuis, Günther Uecker and Kira Fröse, among others, are also on display here.

The exhibition will last until 28 March 2021.

For up-to-date information and opening hours: www.stadsmuseumdoetinchem.nl


PAINT IT BLACK

Armando’s NUL installation “Zwart Water" (Black Water, collection Museum Kröller- Müller) from 1964 is a basin filled with water in an almost completely darkened room. It is the centrepiece of the 'Paint it black' exhibition at the Kröller-Müller Museum in Otterlo.

In addition, works from the museum’s own collection by inter alia Jo Baer, Ger van Elk, Ad Reinhardt, Richard Serra, Robert Smithson, Louise Nevelson, Francesco Lo Savio and Tony Smith can also be seen here. Black also plays an important role in these works.

From 19 Sep 2020 to 28 Feb 2021


Relocation of Der Bogen (The Arch)

On the low loader....

via the sky....

on it's new spot.

On Monday 17 August 2020, at the initiative of the municipality of Amstelveen, Armando’s sculpture Der Bogen was moved from the Stadsplein to a new location, ‘because it deserves a better place’. After a vote by the residents of Amstelveen, this became the Stadstuinen (the City Gardens).


3 of the 4 Armado's on display in Deventer, from l to r: Melancholie, Rotes Bild, Untitled

EICAS, a preview.

In anticipation of its definitive establishment at Nieuwe Markt in Deventer in 2021, Eicas now allows you to take a sneak peek in its temporary accommodation at Polstraat 6A in Deventer, with works by Zero-artists Henk Peeters, Jan Schoonhoven, Armando, Jan Hendrikse, and herman de vries. A temporary exhibition with contemporary non-figurative art can also be seen here. The Armando Foundation gave 4 works by Armando on loan.


Espace criminel 12/1959, collection Armando Foundation

The Armando Foundation has loaned the 1959 Informal artwork ‘Espace criminel’ to the Chabot Museum for their exhibition Kunst stelt alles voor (Art Represents Everything). The exhibition also includes modern masters from its own collection and from the collection of the Boijmans Van Beuningen museum.

Up to 29 November 2020


Photo by Sigrid Bruijel

Gestalt (Figure), Kopf (Head), and die Beine (The legs) can still be seen by the water at the Flehite Museum in Amersfoort until 1 September 2020.


Museum Belvédère in Heerenveen presents the exhibition Relations & Contrasts. In addition to works by inter alia Karel Appel, George Baselitz, Willem de Kooning and Markus Lüpertz, 10 impressive works by Armando from the collection Hans and Cora de Vries can be seen until 14 June 2020.

 

Das Rad (The wheel) 1989, edition 2/3, 180x160x61cm, now on show at a private location in Heerenveen.


In the context of an update or prolongation of the exhibition ‘Tekens van vrijheid’ (Signs of freedom) at the Limburgs Museum in Venlo, one of Armando’s works on display here, Sandro Botticelli’s conversion 1979, 210x150 cm (2x) is switched for the canvas Körperlich (Physical) 1982, 255x155cm. Espace Criminelle (Criminal space) 9/1957, 116x91,5cm can also be seen here.

Prolonged until 10 May 2020.


Kopf (Head) 1989, 150x90x85cm, collection Armando Foundation

Until 4 May 2020, 4 statues from the exhibition "Armando in Amersfoort" will remain on show on the terraces in front of Museum Flehite: die Beine (The legs), 2 Gestalt (Figure) sculptures, and the above-mentioned Kopf (Head).


Die Brücke (The bridge) 2016, 160x190cm, collection Armando Foundation

Photo by Thomas Walter

As painting on loan, Die Brücke (The bridge) has found a lovely home at Huis Schuylenburch in The Hague, the residence of the German ambassador in the Netherlands


Passage criminel  6/56, 121,8x91,5cm, collection Museum van Bommel van Dam

SIGNS OF FREEDOM

Around the commemoration of 75 years of freedom, the Limburgs Museum and Museum van Bommel van Dam bring Signs of Freedom. This exhibition shows probing, spectacular works by artists and film makers who reflect on the freedom gained after 1945.

From 18 October 2019 to 8 March 2020


Der Tisch (The table) 2013, bronze, 134Bx210Lx160Hcm, edition 1/3,

collection Armando Foundation

Armando in Amersfoort

This autumn, Museum Flehite celebrates Armando’s ninetieth birthday with an exhibition at three locations.

In two rooms, the museum shows works by Armando from the core collection that is in the possession of the municipality of Amersfoort. The museum garden features 4 of his sculptures, originating from the collection of the Armando Foundation. In the Elleboogkerk close by, five works are shown that recall the fatal fire that destroyed the Armando Museum, which was housed in the church, in October 2007.

From 19 October 2019 to 26 January 2020


Photo by Conny Meslier

Around Armando’s 90th birthday (2)

When he said ‘I just feel at home here’, Armando meant that he felt good about the final accommodation of his private collection at the Chabot Museum in Rotterdam. This collection is publicly shown for the first time from 19 September 2019 to 1 March 2020.

On the opening day of this exhibition, Sinfonia Rotterdam will give a concert with accordionist Oleg Lysenko (Ukraine, 1974) who appeared on stage with Armando many times. Under the direction of guest conductor Ivan Hut, the symphony Apocalypse of the 20th century (2018) by the Russian composer Alexander Nagajev (1947) will have its world premiere.

More info: www.chabotmuseum.nl


Der Feldweg (The country lane) 24-5-17,140x240cm, collection Armando Foundation

Around Armando’s 90th birthday (1)
From 18 September to 17 November 2019, Museum Jan van der Togt in Amstelveen organises the exhibition ‘Armando', a collection of paintings, drawings, and ceramics.

More info: www.jvdtogt.nl/verwacht-armando/


Fahne (Flag) 1981, 240x155cm, collection Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem

This Fahne (flag) is part of the exhibition Virtuoso! Israels to Armando, from 29/6 to 3/11 2019 at the Frans Hals Museum.


On 22 September 2019, Cherry Duyns and Oleg Lysenko will put on the performance “I heard that people were listening", a special tribute to Armando, at De Kleine Komedie in Amsterdam

More info: https://www.dekleinekomedie.nl/programma/1192/CHERRY_DUYNS_OLEG_LYSENKO/Ik_hoorde_dat_er_geluisterd_werd/


ARTZUID Annex Amstelveen guides the visitor inter alia past Armando’s Der Bogen (The arch), a bronze sculpture with a width of 10 metres, made on a commission from the municipality of Amstelveen in 2015.

Sketch and artist’s impression in preparation of Der Bogen (The arch).


In addition to works by inter alia Flanagan, Quinn, Claassen and Kapoor, Armando is present with 3 statues on the 6th edition of ARTZUID: a two-and-a-half-kilometre art route with 80 objects, this time compiled by Cintha van Heeswijk, Michiel Romeyn, and Jhim Lamoree.

From 17 May to 15 September 2019

A Krieger (warrior) and a Gestalt (figure) will be part of the art route here.


Der Baum (The tree) 18-1-01, 200x200cm, collection Armando Foundation

From 30 March to 15 September 2019 the exhibition ‘Dreaming of trees’, which includes 3 works by Armando, will be held at the Gorcums Museum


Armando at Museum Voorlinden has been prolonged until 5 May 2019.


Landschaft (Landscape) 1-10-05, 155x250cm,

collection Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar

Landschaft (Landscape), on show until 12 May as part of the exhibition Freedom – the fifty Dutch core artworks from 1968 at museum de Fundatie, compiled by Hans den Hartog Jager, who as a writer also pointed out the importance of Armando’s work in several publications.


Die Leiter (The ladder) 1992, private collection

In addition to work by On Kawara and Joseph Cornell and many others, Armando’s sculpture ‘die Leiter’ (The ladder) (1992) can be seen at the exhibition ‘Language and Art: Takashi Hiraide and the Artists’ in Sakura (Japan) at the Kawamura Memorial DIC until 14 January 2019


Der Zaun (The fence) 10-12-07, 155x200cm, NN Group Art Collection

The exhibition Out Of Office can still be seen at Singer Laren until 7 April 2019.More than 150 rarely exhibited artworks from Dutch corporate collections, including Armando's Der Zaun (The fence) from 2007. 


Out now: the catalogue accompanying the special exhibition at Voorlinden.

A substantial, lavishly illustrated 114-page book with textual contributions by inter alia Suzanne Swarts and Cherry Duyns.


Opening night: Saturday 3 November 2018

Museum Voorlinden

Voorlinden presents a splendid retrospective in memory of Armando. Absolute highlight is the room with Fahne (Flag), die Leiter (The ladder), and die Hand (The hand). Here, Armando's intriguing story is summarised in headlines. Until 10 March 2019.



Slot Zeist, sculpture exhibition 'from the Outside to the Inside', from 9 October to 31 December 2018

Der Arm (The arm) 1988, dimensions 16x106, 5x21,5 cm,

collection Armando Foundation

 

What once started in 2015 as a playful exchange between the sculpture garden the ‘Anningahof’ in Zwolle and the Municipality of Zeist has meanwhile grown into a phenomenon: the sculpture route ‘From Castle to Centre’.

With the sculpture exhibition 'from the Outside to the Inside', this sculpture route is given an extension within the walls of the Castle, where inter alia these two sculptures by Armando can be seen.

Torso 2007, 109x93x76cm, collection Armando Foundation


Rote Blume (Red flower) 18-3-11, 150x150cm, private collection

18 september 2018

If he had lived, Armando would have celebrated his 89th birthday today, hence this exuberant flower.


Todeslandschaft (Landscape of death) 29-5-18, 150x150cm,

collection Armando Foundation

Museum Voorlinden shows remarkable paintings that Armando made just before he died

On Tuesday 18 September, Armando (1929-2018) would have celebrated his 89th birthday. On this occasion, Museum Voorlinden shows a number of very recent works of this iconic Dutch artist. They date from 2018 and are called ‘Todeslandschaft’ (Landscape of death). The works will only be on display for a short time: from 18 September to 2 November 2018. This little presentation is a foretaste of the big homage to this multi-talented artist and which can be seen from 3 November 2018

(text: website Voorlinden www.voorlinden.nl)


Boundaries evoke associations with inside and outside, with power and classifications. They determine our perception of the world. The Dutch artist Armando (1929 – 2018) explored and crossed boundaries at the same time. In his polarising art, he shines a light on the defining and crossing of boundaries, taking the observer along in what is in between.

The exhibition will be opened on 27 September 2018 at 17:00


The informal work Peinture criminelle (Criminal painting) 9-1956, 122x92cm, will be given on loan for the exhibition "The Most Dangerous Game, der Weg der Situationistischen Internationale in den Mai 68” at the HKW (www.hkw.de). 
 

Landschaft (Landscape) 22-1-07, 155x200cm, collection museum Voorlinden

Retrospective at museum Voorlinden, autumn 2018

Armando is one of the most important post-war artists of Europe. For many decades, he worked on his highly personal and amazingly versatile visual and literary oeuvre. The uncomfortable merger of beauty and evil, melancholy and power (or the lack of it) are recurrent themes in his work. Voorlinden had scheduled a retrospective of Armando in the spring of 2019.

This show would be built around his ninetieth birthday. On 1 July, however, Armando (1929-2018) died in Potsdam (Germany). The scheduled retrospective has now been brought forward and can be seen from Saturday 3 November 2018 to Sunday 10 March 2019. In cooperation with the Armando Foundation, Voorlinden shows a grand overview with work from the Zero period from the 1960s until his last works.

(text: website Voorlinden www.voorlinden.nl)


Der Feldweg (The country lane) 1-1-17, 140x240cm, collection Rijksmuseum Twenthe

Ars longa, vita brevis

Ars longa, vita brevis (‘art is long, life is short’) is the new collection presentation of Rijksmuseum Twenthe, with 'the human condition’ as its central theme. 

Human life in nine episodes

The museum has invited nine artists, who will each furnish their own room while using the museum collection in relation to a new or existing work by the artist. In this way, a total of nine successive cabinets will come into existence, in which the artists use their installations to tell the story of ‘La condition humaine’, the human condition in the 21st century.

The nine artists who will furnish a cabinet for Ars longa, vita brevis are Bart Hess, L.A. Raeven, Berend Strik, Philip Vermeulen, Anne Wenzel, Peter Zegveld, Karin Arink (in cooperation with Renée Kool), Armando, and Siliva B. Their installations follow the different stages from a human life, beginning with lust in the first room and ending with ‘memento mori’ in the last room – human life in nine episodes. 

Rijksmuseum Twenthe, until spring 2021


Armando in China

‘Between Abstraction and Reality’, paintings and sculptures at the Guangdong Museum in Guangzhou, China. Until 28-8-2018.


Armando’s Gestalt (Figure) in the Oudolf sculpture garden of Singer Laren

Piet Oudolf is a well-known representative of 'The Dutch Wave', a school in landscape architecture that uses natural plant communities, art and time (the seasons) as sources of inspiration. Among other things, Oudolf is known for his design for the Highline in New York City and the Millennium Park in Chicago. He also was awarded several prizes and honours for his work, including the gold medal for ‘Best of Show’ at the Chelsea Flower Show in 2000. On 3 June 2018, he received the Singer Prize 2018.


Armando to Mondriaan to Wolter

Because of an extensive renovation of its building, Museum Flehite will organise an exhibition in the Rietveld Pavillion at the Zonnehof in Amersfoort this summer from 19 May to 23 September. In this new context, the museum shows work from its own collection, plus some paintings by Mondriaan and Armando – two artists who have a special link with Amersfoort. Here Armando's Rotes Bild (Red painting) 19-8-10, oil on canvas, 150 x 150cm, private collection.