Sweet&Salt. Water and the Dutch
3015 AA Rotterdam
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14 February 2012 - 10 June 2012
The Kunsthal presents an exhibition of over 100 top artworks and iconic media images reflecting the significance of water in the Dutch Lowlands. Old Masters such as Rubens, Bosch and Ruysdael can be seen alongside work by 19th and 20th century artists and photographers including Jan Weissenbruch, Piet Mondriaan, Theo van Doesburg, Ed van der Elsken and Emmy Andriesse. Contemporary video artists such as Bill Viola, Pippilotti Rist and the typically Dutch VJ art by Daniëlle Kwaaitaal shed their light on the theme of water. The presentation includes media images of some of the most awe-inspiring events that are etched in the collective memory of the Dutch: the North Sea Flood of 1953 and the completion of the Afsluitdijk (the IJsselmeer Dam). This is an exhibition that both young and old will identify with and one that will make its mark on all those who see it. Sweet&Salt is a collaboration between the Kunsthal and Leiden University's Special Collections, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, and the Kröller-Müller Museum in Otterlo.
Kunsthal Rotterdam is an exceptional exhibition hall that houses some 25 expositions annually. The Kunsthal displays culture in the broadest sense of the word: traditional and cutting-edge art, design and photography, from elitist to popular.