Multisided Cobra Story -
The artists, the places and the poetry
This summer, the Cobra Museum highlights the meaning of Cobra (1948-1951), then and now. Why did this art movement come about? What motivated the artists to form a group? What did people think of Cobra? Which European cities were crucial, and what did the experimental poetry of the 1950s have to do with it? Three different exhibitions illuminate the many facets of the Cobra story.
Your I amsterdam City Card gives free entrance
Take bus 142, 170 or 172 for the best connection between Amsterdam CS / Museumplein and Amstelveen Bus Station, which is located across the Cobra Museum.
SNAKE: Get involved in the selection process of curators & public talk
The selection from the series ‘Neger-en’, as the artist provocatively called these works on paper, will change a couple of time in the course of the exhibition. The changes will occurs based on public meetings with special guests and the audience. The sessions start with introduction to Michael Tedja’s work by a curator from the museum, and a more in-depth discussion by a special guest.
The Cobra Museum of Modern Art is an art destination unto itself. The museum combines a beautiful architecture with a permanent presentation of master pieces by the avant-garde artists of the Cobra movement.
SNAKE by Michael Tedja
02.02 - 26.05 13
Opening 01-02-13 at 17:30
SNAKE is the biggest solo exhibition to date by the Dutch/Surinamese artist Michael Tedja (1971). In SNAKE, Tedja transports us to a unique universe of pioneering painting. His expressive style reveals itself in many forms of imagery, associations, provocative texts and layers, often derived from popular culture. The approximately 350 selected works, some of them intimately small and others monumentally large, include paintings that incorporate the most wide-ranging objects.