Sweet&Salt. Water and the Dutch

Address

Kunsthal Rotterdam
Westzeedijk 341
3015 AA Rotterdam

Phone

+31(0)10 440 0300

Email and website

www.kunsthal.nl

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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.

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