Group exhibition: Ben-Cobra at Cobra Museum, Amstelveen
'Ben Cobra' at the Cobra Museum, Amstelveen, 11 Sept 2020 – 05 Apr 2021.
From September 11, the museum will present the exhibition Ben Cobra, curated by the well-known designer, artist and guest curator Aziz Bekkaoui. For this exhibition he has invited a diverse group of more than 25 special, colorful, pioneering, outspokenly creative or otherwise striking individuals: from the children’s mayor of Amsterdam Ilias Admi to Choreographer Uri Eugenio, from chair of the supervisory board of the University of Amsterdam Marise Voskens to the writer Arnon Grunberg. By linking these contemporary Cobras to the museum collection, he shows that Cobra’s quest for hope, the urge for absolute freedom, spontaneous expression and social and artistic renewal are just as important today as they were then. Three sculptures by Shinkichi Tajiri are part of the exhibition. The photographs in the exhibition are by Raymond van Zessen
Tower of Babel 8, 1964 Bronze
Long-term loan Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed
Untitled (Warrior), 1960
Purchased with the support of the Bankgiro Loterij
Donation from private collection