Holland-America / Mondriaan into Mondrian : Paris to New York

The tumult of the Second World War led to a veritable exodus of European artists and intellectuals to the United States, including Dutch painter Piet Mondrian. His studio in New York, where he worked from 1940 until his death in 1944, symbolized a crucial locus of exchange in artistic ideas between Europe and America. This dialogue brings together two Mondrian specialists: Nancy Troy, author of The Afterlife of Piet Mondrian (University of Chicago Press, 2013), which studies the artist’s legacy and influence in fashion, graphic design, and consumer commodities; and Hans Janssen, author of a forthcoming new biography of the artist. Janssen is also curator at the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, which holds the world’s largest collection of works by Mondrian, including Victory Boogie-Woogie, Mondrian’s last, unfinished painting, created in New York in anticipation of the end of the war, which he did not live to witness.


27 avril 2016, 18h00
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