Magritte and Studio Drift
Let's combine Magritte and Studio drift!
In spring Protected content , Amos Rex will be showing the works of the Belgian painter René Magritte ( Protected content ) for the first time in Finland. Magritte, who is considered a leading figure in Surrealism, is particularly known for his works that turn everyday reality upside down; an apple fills a whole room and a nose becomes a pipe. The familiar is suddenly bafflingly strange.
The goal of Magritte’s various surrealistic periods was to solve the enigma of being human – Magritte sought an answer to the universal question of humanity through his art. He probed everyday reality in an attempt to grasp the mysteries hidden within.
The exhibition puts the artist himself centre stage: it is constructed around Magritte’s Life Line lecture, given in Antwerp in Protected content . This was one of the rare occasions when the inscrutable artist revealed his working methods and artistic motivations. Magritte had otherwise always refused to explain his works, which gave glimpses of what “the mystery of the world” might look like in pictorial form.
The works on display give a multi-faceted view of the development of Magritte’s working process in different periods. The phases of Magritte’s life and his ideas lend wings to this journey through the artist’s chequered career, right from the early days of Surrealism to his “Vache period”.
In spring Protected content , the public will be amazed by the Amsterdam artist duo Studio Drift – Lonneke Gordijn (b. Protected content Ralph Nauta (b. Protected content . Studio Drift occupy the borders between design, visual art and technology. Their works combine light and movement, and they also find beautiful, exciting ways to call into question the laws governing humanity, technology and nature.
Amos Rex will, for instance, be showing Drifter, a concrete block that floats lightly in the air. Studio Drift had their first extensive solo exhibition at Amsterdam’s renowned Stedelijk Museum in spring Protected content .
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