taking up with modernism
THE AKKY VAN OGTROP COLLECTION
Our first exhibition for 2018 opened last Sunday at Delmar Gallery, with warm words from our guest speaker, Barry Keldoulis, CEO of Art Fairs Australia and Director of Sydney Contemporary.
Focussing on the tumultuous years of the European avant-garde and their legacy, the exhibition includes over 90 master prints, rare documents and artist’s books from the collection of works on paper specialist, Print Council president and DADA enthusiast, Akky van Ogtrop.
Artists represented include Theo van Doesburg, Erich Buchholz, Max Ernst, Frantisek Kupka, César Domela Nieuwenhuis, Josef Albers, Robert Motherwell, Maurice van Essche and more. The earliest piece is a rare 1912 issue of the influential German avant-garde arts publication, "Der Sturm", with woodcuts by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner.
Delmar Gallery: Victoria St gate, Summer Hill campus.
Exhibition dates: 4 – 25 February, 2018
Free gallery talk: Saturday 17 February, 2.30pm, Akky van Ogtrop in conversation with exhibition curator Catherine Benz
Gallery hours: Wednesday to Sunday, 12-5pm. Free admission