About the project

Gaudí & the Amsterdam School
Organised by: Museum Het Schip and Aurea Cultura i Art.
Curators: Charo Sanjuán and Alice Roegholt.
In collaboration with: Arxiu Històric del Col·legi d’Arquitectes de Catalunya, Arxiu Jujol, Basílica de la Sagrada Família, Casa Batlló, Casa Vicens, Càtedra Gaudí – ETSAB – UPC, Fundació Catalunya – La Pedrera, Museu de Mataró (Mataró Museum), Nau Gaudí de Mataró, Palau Güell – Diputació de Barcelona and the Parròquia del Sagrat Cor de la Colònia Güell (Museu Diocesà).

The exhibition Gaudí & the Amsterdam School, which is shown at the Museum Het Schip, Amsterdam, from 2 October 2018 to 31 March 2019, is the result of the collaboration between Aurea Cultura i Art, Barcelona, and the Dutch museum. Charo Sanjuán and Alice Roegholt are the curators of the exhibition.
Many organizations have taken part in the project, such as the Arxiu Històric del Col·legi d’Arquitectes de Catalunya (Historial Archive of the Architect’s Association of Catalonia), the Arxiu Jujol (Jujol Archive), the Basílica de la Sagrada Família (Sagrada Família Basilica), the Casa Batlló (Batlló House), the Casa Vicens (Vicens House), the Càtedra Gaudí – ETSAB – UPC (Gaudí Chair – ETSAB – UPC), the Fundació Catalunya – La Pedrera (Catalunya Foundation – La Pedrera), the Museu de Mataró (Mataró Museum), the Nau Gaudí de Mataró (Nau Gaudí in Mataró), the Palau Güell – Diputació de Barcelona (Güell Palace – Barcelona Provincial Council) and the Parròquia del Sagrat Cor de la Colònia Güell (Museu Diocesà) (Sacred Heart Parish of the Colònia Güell [Diocesan Museum]), as well as some private archives and collections.
Gaudí & the Amsterdam School belongs to a series of exhibitions about the work of Antoni Gaudí that were previously showed at five museums in Japan, at three museums in South Korea and at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, in Russia. Now the exhibition takes on a special significance, because it is shown at an important building such as the Het Schip, which was designed in 1919 by Michel de Klerk (1884-1923) and which houses the museum about the Dutch architect and the Amsterdam School. After observing Gaudí’s works in the middle of art pieces by the Dutch architecht and other artists of this architectural movement, visitors are able to find points of divergence and convergence in the careers of these two architects who developed their creative work in two very different contexts. Maybe they had some features in common, such as the originality of their work, the inspiration in nature, the use of traditional materials, the use of organic forms and the aim to get the total work of art.
The exhibition is organised in five sections:
·      “The first Gaudí: La Sociedad Cooperativa La Obrera Mataronense (Cooperative       Society)”.
·       “The Casa Vicens: nature as a source of inspiration”.
·       “Evolution of the urban residences”.
·       “The construction”.
·      “The total work of art”.
Plans, drawings, models, pieces of furniture, architectural elements, sculptures, ceramics, photographs and audiovisual materials help visitors to better understand the works and construction techniques of the outstanding  architect Antoni Gaudí.

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  • From 2 October 2018 to 31 March 2019
  • Antoni Gaudí
  • Museum Het Schip. Amsterdam – Netherlands
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