Kröller-Müller realizes seven ‘Mix Match Museum’ exhibitions
On 18 April the Kröller-Müller opens seven exhibitions that were curated by participants in the online collaborative project Mix Match Museum. During three months, a total of 669 online expos were assembled from a diverse selection of pieces from the collections of six prominent Dutch museums.The museum selected the following exhibition concepts:
‘De wereld van boven’ (The world from above) by Serge Stommels, with lithographs by Panamarenko and Hamilton Finlay, and ‘Inbeelding en uitbeelding’ (Imagination and representation) by Wouter Tempelman. Nanny Coetsier chose works that actually seem to be watching us: with Otto Eerelman’s Blauwe Dog and a pin-up by Erwin Olaf as eye-catchers, while Joeny Veldhuyzen van Zanten confronts the visitor with the ‘fine legacy of Duchamp’. Parcival Bessems and Corine Jacobs are more inclined towards the art-historical route, with respectively an introduction of a ‘Second Golden Age’ (1813-1940) and a fresh look at the angles and contrariness of great artists such as Piet Mondriaan and Kurt Schwitters. The final and youngest guest curator is Tom Verbeek (12 years-old). He surprised the museum with an inventive professor and the offer of a self-conceived guided tour.
Mix Match Museum is an online platform that brings together the collections of the Amsterdam Museum, the Groninger Museum, the Kröller-Müller Museum in Otterlo, Museum Boerhaave in Leiden, Museum TwentseWelle in Enschede and the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven. Mix Match Museum exhibitions will open at all the participating museums during Museum Week 2015 (18 April). The exhibitions at the Kröller-Müller are showing until 30 August.
Mix Match Museum is co-produced by Stichting Doen.