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 the 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 the 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.
August 6, 2019