8 HOURS IN TILBURG
Museum de Pont
Museum de Pont celebrates it 25th birthday this year and one of their highlights was the new installation by Anish Kapoor called Sky Mirror. The beautiful thing about it is that it reflects the clouds above which makes the art work different every time you visit. Imagine a blue sky, some clouds or a grey, rainy day in December I’ve witnessed. The museum itself opened in 1992 with a collection of private art works in a former wool spinning building. Works of Anish Kapoor and James Turrell – not the least.
In their exhibition Weerzien they show works of artists who previously showed their work at the museum. Such as Ai Weiwei, Sophie Calle and Thomas Schutte. I personally loved the work of Robert Therrien – No Title (Table and Four Chairs) where you can experience a sort of Alice in Wonderland moment. And try out Anish Kapoor’s Vertigo. Oh and one extra thing: the building itself is beautiful in its industrial form. The work of Benthem Crouwel Architects. Also known for Stedelijk and Rotterdam Central Station among others. Weerzien is on until February 18. From March 10 they will show the works of Rineke Dijkstra. And from April 21st you can visit the exhibition of Sean Scully.
After lunch I went to another exhibition called Brabant Wunderkammer at BKKC. BKKC stands for Brabants Kenniscentrum Kunst en Cultuur and in this exhibition they show us a collection of the best designs from Brabant. Until December 31st.
Check out: www.visitbrabant.nl