The Danish artist Asger Jorn (1914-73) is probably best known for being a founding member of the CoBrA group (1948-51) and Internationale Situationniste (from 1957-1961). It is less well known that he also wrote over 1000 books, articles and other texts in which he discussed art theory, philosophy, architecture and many other subjects. Jorn’s writings were an attempt to develop “a complete revision of the existing philosophical system” from the perspective of an artist.
Hilde de Bruijn (NL, 1971), freelance curator, and a curator at the Cobra Museum for Modern Art, will introduce Jorn’s outspoken thinking that allowed permanent dimensions of irony, pragmatism, playfulness, craving for disruption, synthesis and free-association. This is the public platform for her curatorial research into Asger Jorn, exploring what Jorn’s boundless energy, his believe in art and creativity as integral part of life, his critical questions, underminings and suggested alternatives to the existing can mean to us today.
Monday 13 May 2013 | 19:00 - 22:00
ADA, Delftsestraat 9, Rotterdam