Taking Up With Modernism

The Akky Van Ogtrop Collection

Focussing on the tumultuous years of the European avant-garde and their legacy, taking up with modernism: the Akky van Ogtrop Collection includes master prints, rare documents and artist’s books from the collection of works on paper specialist, Print Council president and DADA enthusiast, Akky van Ogtrop.

Artists represented include Theo van Doesburg, Erich Buchholz, Max Ernst, Frantisek Kupka, César Domela Nieuwenhuis, Josef Albers, Robert Motherwell, Maurice van Essche and more. The earliest piece is a 1917 issue of the influential German avant-garde arts publication, “Der Sturm”, with woodcuts by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner.

Opening: Sunday 4 February, 2pm, with guest speaker, Barry Keldoulis, CEO Art Fairs Australia & Director, Sydney Contemporary
Free gallery talk: Saturday 17 February, 2.30pm, Akky van Ogtrop in conversation with exhibition curator Catherine Benz
Exhibition dates: 4 – 25 February, 2018

Free admission

image: Maurice van Essche (1906 – 1977), “Dada Affiche” 1926, lithograph, 19 x 21cm. Reproduced with permission of the artist’s estate

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  • February 4, 2018