The magical light of the moon has captivated artists for centuries. The fascination with the sun’s reflection on the moon triggers a movement. For just as the seas and oceans sway to the pull of the moon, artists and works of art inspire each other. That is what Full Moon is about.
9 September 2023 - 7 April 2024
The collection exhibition Full Moon is about the pleasure of watching, comparing and discovering how artists and artworks interact with and illuminate each other. Moon Night IV by Jan Sluijters kicks off the exhibition, as it did when the exhibition was first shown at the opening of Voorlinden in 2016. You can see the painting reflected in Esther Tielemans’ installation The Performance. In the reprise, you can (again) experience the visual voyage of discovery of Full Moon, including some new works from the collection of museum Voorlinden.
© Jan Sluijters (1881-1957), Maannacht IV, 1912, Collection museum Voorlinden, c/o Pictoright Amsterdam 2023
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Would you like to continue looking, comparing and discovering how artists and artworks interact and illuminate each other after visiting the collection exhibition Full Moon? Or simply reminisce about the artworks? You can! In the accompanying catalogue you can take another look at all the artworks and galleries and, thanks to the contributions of prominent French astrophysicist Fatoumata Kebe, continue reading about the influence of the moon.Order the catalogue!
Over 40 artists and artworks
Full Moon consists of over 40 artworks from the collection of museum Voorlinden from different movements and period, ranging from young talent to established names. You will see work by Dutch artists such as Rineke Dijkstra, Katja Mater, Paul Kooiker and Jan Sluijters and internationally well-known and lesser-known names, including Andy Warhol, Haris Epaminonda, Ai Weiwei, Damien Hirst, Olafur Eliasson, Susan Collis, Kaari Upson and Ugo Rondinone. Belgium is also well represented, with artists like René Magritte, Marcel Broodthaers, Pascale Marthine Tayou and Mark Manders.
Esther Tielemans (1976), The Performance, 2011, Collection museum Voorlinden, c/o Pictoright Amsterdam 2023. Photo: Antoine van Kaam
Video: Studio Roodenburch
Header image: Esther Tielemans (1976), The Performance, 2011, Collection museum Voorlinden, c/o Pictoright Amsterdam 2023. Photo: Antoine van Kaam