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  • COBRA 1 March 2003 - 21 April 2003 Copenhagen, Brussels, Amsterdam

COBRA

Copenhagen, Brussels, Amsterdam

1 March 2003 - 21 April 2003

The Cobra group of artists took their name from the three cities where many of them lived – Copenhagen, Brussels and Amsterdam. Working between 1948 and 1951, artists associated with Cobra proclaimed a radical new art based on experimentation and collaboration.

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Influenced by the traditions of myth, the instinctive and untutored art of children and the mentally ill, and motivated by a belief in the role of art as a social and political force, these artists sought spontaneous, experimental and anti-elitist forms of expression.

This exhibition is the first major show in the UK of the Cobra movement and presents works by 20 artists, including paintings and drawings by key figures of the movement including Pierre Alechinsky, Karel Appel, Constant, Asger Jorn and Carl-Henning Pederson. Also displayed is a selection of film, publications and manifestos.

Cobra is a National Touring Exhibition organised by the Hayward Gallery in collaboration with BALTIC.

The exhibition is selected by British-based Cobra specialist Peter Shield, with Roger Malbert, Senior Curator, National Touring Exhibitions, Hayward Gallery, and Sune Nordgren, Director of BALTIC.

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