De Stijl 100 years
In 2017, it will be 100 years since De Stijl, the Dutch art movement, was founded. Countless inspiring events and exhibitions will be held throughout the Netherlands 2017 to celebrate this fact. De Stijl started in the city of Leiden (located between Amsterdam and the Hague) in 1917 when De Stijl magazine was established by Theo van Doesburg. De Stijl artists search for a completely ‘new art’ that is also expected to renew all of society. Piet Mondrian is a role model for all De Stijl artists. Even today, the principles of De Stijl continue to inspire many Dutch designers like Hella Jongerius, Maarten Baas, Joris Laarman, and Piet Hein Eek and ofcourse your favourite artist Johannes BlonK.
On this page I will give you information about the events (mainly in the Netherlands) around this jubilee.
Below a short video showing some of the sheduled events:
100 years after "De Stijl"
2017, 28th June up to and including 2nd July, 2017, Heusden-Vesting, Netherlands
This exhibition will be held in the south of the Netherlands near Den Bosch also called 's-Hertogenbosch. You will see that the spirit of De Stijl is still strong today through the artworks of over 60 artists in the field of geometric abstraction including Johannes BlonK.
Nautisch Centrum Heusden
5256 PL HEUSDEN-VESTING
Exact opening hours will follow later.
Entrance fee: 7€ (including the catalogue), free for children under 12
Site of the organization (in dutch): https://vierplus.eu/
2017, The Hague, The Netherlands.
As the home both of the greatest Mondrian collection on Earth and of one of the world’s major De Stijl collections, the Gemeentemuseum will be at the forefront of festivities in 2017. Among other things, it plans to take the unprecedented and unique step of presenting its entire Mondrian collection – no fewer than 300 works – in a single, great retrospective.
Click on the museum logo for general information.
3 other special "Stijl" exhibitions will take place as well:
Click on the exhibition of your interest to obtain indeep information.
2017, Utrecht and Amersfoort, Netherlands.
In many cities in the Netherlands a lot of interesting events around the "De Stijl" centenary are organized in 2017. This is also valid for Utrecht where dutch architect and designer Gerrit Rietveld was born and Amersfoort where Mondriaan was born.
Click on the image left to for the complete programme.
Here are only a few highlights:
Utrecht: Centraal Museum: world's largest collection of Rietveld objects.
Amersfoort: birthouse of Piet Mondriaan
Utrecht: Rietveld-Schröder huis (picture left).
100 years after "De Stijl"
2017, 15th october up to and including 3rd December, Den Helder, Nederland.
This exhibition will be held in the North of the Netherlands.You will see that the spirit of De Stijl is still strong today through the artworks of over 60 artists in the field of geometric abstraction including Johannes BlonK.
Open Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
from 13:00 to 17:00 hours
and with an appointment (00 31 6 29 09 33 35)
1781 LE Den Helder