The Hidden Picture
On 12 September 2014, the Cobra Museum in Amstelveen will open an exhibition of four ING art collections. The joint exhibition of the collections will be available to the public for the first time. The Cobra Museum will feature over 70 works from ING art collections from the UK, the Netherlands, Belgium and Poland.
The British collection is largely a collection of Barings Bank, which apart from contemporary art includes, among others, eighteenth-and nineteenth-century portraits, old prints and fabrics. The Dutch collection is by far the largest, featuring mainly figurative art. The Belgian Collection is an international collection of contemporary art, with the works of the great celebrities, including Christian Boltanski and Roni Horn. The works of three artists from De Ateliers institute, created especially for the "The Hidden Picture" exhibition, will also be presented.
Eight works from the ING Polish Art Foundation will travel to Amsterdam, which include paintings by Wilhelm Sasnal ("Jars") and Zbigniew Rogalski ("Euro"), as well as photographs by Zofia Kulik ("Self Magnificence IIIb ') and Elzbieta Jablonska ("House games"). The exhibition will also feature video works from Poland - Wojciech Bąkowski’s "Problems with Getting Up", Olaf Brzeski’s "Self Seeker" and Oscar Dawicki’s "Tree of Knowledge".
The ING Polish Art Foundation was established in 2000 an to-date has collected nearly 150 works. The collection includes works created after 1990 by both established artists and young creators of contemporary Polish art, including Wilhelm Sasnal, Leon Tarasewicz, Zofia Kulik, Rafal Bujnowski, Anna Ostoya. In addition to creating the collection, the ING Polish Art Foundation collaborates with the Zachęta National Gallery of Art and the Museum of Art in Lodz, supporting young artists.
The exhibition will be accompanied by the publication of the catalogue "Re: Society. 40 Years of ING Engaging with the Arts ". The exhibition will end on 4 January 2015.