In & Out of Amsterdam


This exhibition examines approximately 120 works by artists of different nationalities relating to travel and the city of Amsterdam, which was the nexus of intense art activities in the 1960s and 1970s, when artists converged there from all over the world.

Art Exhibition previously on at The Museum of Modern Art - MoMA in United States.
From Sunday 19 July 2009 to Monday 05 October 2009

IN AND OUT. OUT AND IN. AND IN AND OUT. AND OUT AND IN. 1971. image 100 Books 00–99. 1970. image Untitled. c. 1972. image The Shortest Day at my House in Amsterdam. 1970. image Untitled. 1969. image The Tuileries. 1974. image An Artist’s Impression of Gilbert & George/Sculpture. 1970. image Art & Project Bulletin 89. August 1975. image Fall 1, Los Angeles. 1970. image Fall 2, Amsterdam. 1970. image Map of Amsterdam with the Area Between Emma-Plein, Europa-Plein, Ooster Park, Nieuwmarkt, and Bus St image Area of Amsterdam Between Leidseplein, Jan Dibbet's House, and Kunstijsbaan Japeden. September 4, 19 image Series D. 1967.  image Series D. 1967.  image Between the Scenes. 1973. image Muscles on the Run. 1972. image Where’s Al? 1972. image The Co-Founder of the Word O.K.—Marken (No. 5). 1971, printed in 1999. image Paul Klee—Um den Fisch, 1926 (Around the Fish). 1970. image Various issues of Art & Project Bulletin mailed to publisher Willoughby Sharp, curator Kynaston McSh image

Published by MOMA on Monday 13 July 2009.
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Hanne Darboven, Gilbert & George, Charlotte Posenenske, Allen Ruppersberg, and Lawrence Weiner, among others, spent considerable amounts of time in Amsterdam and often produced works in direct relation to the city. The Suriname-born Stanley Brouwn came to Amsterdam as a young adult in the mid-1950s, where he developed work that plays with the idea of dimensions and distances and prefigures a number of conceptual-based art practices. Reciprocally, some of the most influential Dutch artists traveled abroad extensively before establishing themselves in Amsterdam: Jan Dibbets studied in London, while Ger van Elk and Bas Jan Ader trained in Los Angeles. Because cross-influences between Dutch and American art scenes were so abundant, it is impossible to understand the historical significance of these artists without acknowledging their new mobility. The exhibition includes, in addition to drawings, installations, wall drawings, and films, a large number of posters, artists’ books, and ephemera.
The Paul J. Sachs Prints and Illustrated Books Galleries, second floor