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HunDERtWaSSER In COBRa muSEum
unSEEn PHOtO FaIR
Artist and architect in a new perspective
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The Cobra Museum of Modern Art brings you an exciting exhibition on the early works of Austrian architect and artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser (1928-2000).
After the very successful first edition of the 2012 Unseen Photo Fair, the second edition of the international photography fair will start in Amsterdam on Thursday 26 September. During the fair, the Unseen Collection will offer photography fans an especially modern overview of works at attractive prices.
At the Paris! Paris! exhibition held at the Tassenmuseum Hendrikje (Museums of Bags and Purses) you will suddenly find yourself in the fashionable Paris of the early 20th century. The advertising fans shown at the museum were designed by leading graphic designers of the time and offered to visitors of entertainment establishments.
Currently 53 galleries from 20 countries have been selected for the international photography fair. According to Sasha Stone, managing director of Unseen: “More and more galleries are embracing Unseen’s concept of showcasing new work. That way, Unseen is slowly becoming the leading international fair that enables collectors, professionals and photography fans to stay on top off new developments and new work.”
During the world exposition of 1900, Paris presented itself as a modern metropolis. Street lights and cars, billboards and public restrooms, the new metro line; all of them brought unprecedented changes to city life. Therefore, the Paris of the early 20th century was a popular and prosperous city. Trade and industry’s response was to advertise for luxury brands and products. The collection of fans exhibited is on loan and has never before been shown to the public. This is your chance to view this small, unknown treasure of fans at the Tassenmuseum Hendrikje, from 1 October 2013 through 2 March 2014.
The exhibition, which was previously seen at the Museum Belvedere in Vienna, features the early, somewhat forgotten Hundertwasser. Toward the late 50s and early 60s, Hundertwasser studied the teachings of Zen Buddhism in Japan (among other places) and applied these teachings to his early works in the form of endless round and twisting lines. According to Hundertwasser, the straight line was ‘Godless’. The exhibition runs until 2 January 2014 and shows works from private collections and leading museums (including Peggy Guggenheim). Some of the works have not been seen in the Netherlands for more than 50 years.
This interesting photography fair will be held at the grounds of the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam. www.unseenamsterdam.com/ programme
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