“Delinking and Relinking” is the new exhibition at the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, which runs until July 1, 2024. Based on reflections created by decolonial masters, this collection is presented as an experience between the works, the chronicles and the visitors.
“Delinking and Relinking” presents artists such as Tjong Ang, Willem Adams, Mercedes Azpilicueta, Gam Bodenhausen, Boudry / Lorenz, Karel Appel, Rasheed Araeen, Stanley brouwn, Jean Brusselmans, Marc Chagall, Hanne Darboven, Ad Dekkers, Rineke Dijkstra, Marlene Dumas, Chryssa, Céline Condorelli, René Daniëls, Max Ernst, Lucio Fontana, Nilbar Güreş, Lubaina Himid, Isaac Israëls, Sanja Iveković, Patricia Kaersenhout, John Körmeling, Theo Kuijpers, Wifredo Lam, Gülsün Karamustafa, Karrabing Film Collective, Toon Kelder, Iris Kensmil, Fernand Léger, El Lissitzky, Lucebert, Joan Miró, László Moholy Nagy, Piet Mondriaan, Rodan Omomá, Gabriel Orozsco, Pieter Ouborg, Alicia Penalba, Constant Permeke, Stijn Peeters, Pablo Picasso, Nabuurs & VanDoorn, Ahmet Ögüt, Otobong Nkanga, Wendelien van Oldenborgh, Wim van der Plas, Marjetica Potrc, Laure Prouvost, Michael Rakowitz, Gé Röling, Wilhelm Sasnal, Ellie Strik, Koki Tanaka, Charley Toorop, Roy Villevoye, Evi Vingerling, Jan Schoonhoven, Ad Snijders, Mariëlle Soons, Pieter Stoop, Lily van der Stokker, Henk Visch, Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewart, Ossip Zadkine and Qui Zhijie.
“Delinking and Relinking” unfolds in three axes. The first presents the occasions and connections that shaped the collection. Another focuses on the visitor’s whole body, seeking to break with traditional, visual, and free custom and explores touch, smell, and various tangible mixtures to achieve various registers of sensation and understanding. Finally, the narratives within the exhibition are plural and differentiated.
Highlighting 120 pieces and traversing each of the five floors, “Delinking and Relinking” traverses more than a hundred years of art history, with Marc Chagall’s 1913 Homage to Apollinaire as the earliest work and Laure Prouvost’s 2019 “This Means Tableau” as the most recent work.
The exhibition “Delinking and Relinking” has strived to modernize its methodology, this is reflected in the engineering and layout, the refocusing of works and creative voices, the blending of works, ethnographic or natural, and the many stories at the heart of the exhibition’s mediation and offers more than 40 mediations of materials, scents, melodic pieces. The Van Abbemuseum has worked with people with various disabilities to foster these new types of interventions, which are passed on to audiences in order to offer a more global and exemplary vision of art.