Jan Janssious, Tabula Anemographica in Atlas Maritimus, 165075th anniversary of Operation Market Garden

In September we commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Market Garden. As part of this, the museum’s so-called bomb shelter is being opened for the first time. The art collection of Helene Kröller-Müller was stored here during the Second World War. On route to the shelter, the visitor is guided through the sound piece The Wind Rose by Susan Philipsz (1965, Glasgow).

Eight wind directions

On route to the shelter, the visitor is guided through the sound piece The Wind Rose by Susan Philipsz (1965, Glasgow). Eight tones, produced by blowing into sea shells from various parts of the world, can be heard from the trees. They represent the eight wind directions. From a gentle breeze to a raging storm: it is as if the forest itself sighs, groans, gasps and blows, as a metaphor for life and our mortality.

Opening bomb shelter: 19 September until 27 October 2019, Thursday to Sunday 11.00 – 15.00 hrs. Click here for information and tickets.

Image: Jan Janssious, Tabula Anemographica in Atlas Maritimus, 1650