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Cobra: A Revolutionary European Avant-Garde Movement

Cobra: A Revolutionary European Avant-Garde Movement

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Fifth Ave at 89th Street

New York City

 

Dutch art historian Willemijn Stokvis discussed the radical postwar Cobra movement, which was part of the international tendency toward un art autre (art of another kind). Inspired by the art of so-called primitives, children, and the mentally ill, the group, which included Pierre Alechinsky, Karel Appel, and Asger Jorn, fostered idealistic, Marxist-inspired plans for a new folk art.

 

Photo: Tanya Ahmed

 

To learn more visit www.guggenheim.org/anotherkind.

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Taken on September 5, 2012