Exhibition 'Indonesia and the Amsterdam School'

Starting December 1, 2022 through August 27, 2023, Museum Het Schip is presenting an exhibition on the relationship between Indonesia, the former Dutch East Indies, and the Amsterdam School movement. 

The Amsterdam School is known for its expressive and imaginative style. The fact that the visual language of the Amsterdam School is indebted to cultural expressions from Indonesia is a lesser known phenomenon. Javanese temples, Indonesian folk architecture and crafts made a deep impression on artists and architects.

In the exhibition Indonesia and the Amsterdam School, Amsterdam School Museum Het Schip reveals how artists, designers and architects of the Amsterdam School were forged by the colonial link with Indonesia. How did they incorporate Indonesian forms, ideas and techniques in their work? What part did Indonesians themselves play in this? And how did they view and perceive these influences?

The exhibition Indonesia and the Amsterdam School was supported by:

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