Balance by Struggle

The exhibition "Balance By Struggle” explores the relationship between two of the most famous personas of De Stijl, Theo van Doesburg and Piet Mondriaan, by getting to the core of their disagreement: formality vs informality. A primary struggle for all artists, times and movements. 

The exhibition “Balance by Struggle“ was on view on September 16 and 17 at the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag. The exhibition suggested a new outlook on the conflicts and mentality of De Stijl from new perspectives, retrospecting them through various artists of today and 20th century and bringing public’s experience of De Stijl from purely visual to a new - more conscious level. Aiming to oppose the danger of overusing and flattening of De Stijl heritage.

Visitors were invited to take a look at the works representing famous artists from a perspective of their connection to transmissive mentality of Piet Mondrian and Theo van Doesburg; they were able to search for answers through documented materials, audio and video installations, experience the virtual reality of being a canvas standing in front of Jackson Pollock and get a personal artwork from Jeff Koons. 

The opening event was held on Saturday 16th, 11:30-12:30

Jeff Koons Performance:  Saturday & Sunday: 10:30-13:00, 14:00-16:30 

Exhibition curation:  Yeon Sung, Mariam Darchiashvili, Dominika Fojtikova, Xiaofeng He 

Project mentors: Niels Schrader, Els Kuijpers, Bas van Beek, Adriaan Mellegers, Joana Meroz

The exhibition "Balance by Struggle" was a collaboration between the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag and the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague. 



Sat 16 September 2017 12.00 - Sun 17 September 2017 19.00


Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag

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