Re-Inventing Piet. Mondrian und die Folgen


No matter if talking about clothing, the packaging of cosmetics, t-shirts, bags or even whole houses - everybody recognises the iconic compositions of Piet Mondrian, which are dominated by primary colours like red, yellow and blue as well as separated by strong black lines. Countless artists picked up on Mondrians style and developed it even further. Not just the art world but also advertisement and fashion, architecture and design, all of them took and take inspiration from the founder of Neoplasticism and quote, change, adept and represent in caricature his artistic vision.

Based on the works of Mondrian and his contemporaries the exhibition will give insight into a hundred-year long contention and the further development of Neoplasticism, in which next to dresses in the style of Mondrian, objects of applied art and architecture as well as works and installations of contemporary artists will be shown.

The exhibition will include works of Amber Ambrose Aurèle, Claudia Angelmaier, Bas Jan Ader, Iván Argote, John Baldessari, Francesco Bandini, Georg Baselitz, Michael Barnaart van Bergen, Max Bill, Anna und Bernhard Blume, John Bodin, Shin Bongchull, Corrado Bonomi, KP Brehmer, Hal Busse, Lygia Clark, Corneille, Theo van Doesburg, César Domela, Lajos d'Ebneth, Cornelis van Eesteren, Tim Eitel, Erró, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Sylvie Fleury, Simon Freund, Ryan Gander, Isa Genzken, Fritz Glarner, Melissa Gordon, Jean Gorin, Camille Graeser, Joachim Grommek, Dieter Hacker, Mary Heilmann, Gregor Hildebrandt, Alfred Hrdlicka, Vilmos Huszár, Remy Jungerman, Barbara Kasten, Frank Kerdil, Anselm Kiefer, Jakob Lena Knebl, Imi Knoebl, Krijn de Kooning, Joseph Kosuth, Lee Krasner, Germaine Kruip, Louise Lawler, Bart van der Leck, Saul Leiter, Erik van Lieshout, Matthieu Mercier, Piet Mondrian, Claude Montana, Thomas Moor, Marlow Moss, Robert Motherwell, Simon Mullan, Hélio Oiticica, Dennis Oppenheim, Eduardo Paolozzi, Miuccia Prada, Gerrit Rietveld, Peter Rozemeijer, Tom Sachs, Jörg Sasse, Kurt Schwitters, Kathryn Sowinski, Daniel Spoerri, Magnus von Stetten, Władysław Strzemiński, Ernest T., Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Jo & Cees Uiterwaal, Timm Ulrichs, Boleslaw Utkin, Lois Weinberger, Ben Willikens, Sebastian Winkler. 

The exhibition “Re-Inventing Piet. Mondrian und die Folgenwill be accompanied by an extensive and illustrated publication (German/English, 250 pages), which was published in March 2023 by the Walther and Fritz König Verlag. The publication is filled with essays by renowned scholars of various academic fields.

The exhibition “Re-Inventing Piet. Mondrian und die Folgenwas developed by  the Museum of Art Wolfsburg and realized in collaboration with the Wilhelm-Hack-Museum Ludwigshafen.

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