Balance by Struggle

Exhibition Design

Visual Identity

The exhibition "Balance By Struggle” explores the relationship between two of the most famous personas of De Stijl, Theo van Doesburg and Piet Mondriaan, by getting to the core of their disagreement: formality vs informality. A primary struggle for all artists, times and movements.

The exhibition “Balance by Struggle“ was on view on September 16 and 17 at the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag. The exhibition suggested a new outlook on the conflicts and mentality of De Stijl from new perspectives, retrospecting them through various artists of today and 20th century and bringing public’s experience of De Stijl from purely visual to a new - more conscious level. Aiming to oppose the danger of overusing and flattening of De Stijl heritage. Visitors were invited to take a look at the works representing famous artists from a perspective of their connection to transmissive mentality of Piet Mondrian and Theo van Doesburg; they were able to search for answers through documented materials, audio and video installations, experience the virtual reality of being a canvas standing in front of Jackson Pollock and get a personal artwork from Jeff Koons.

The opening event was held on Saturday 16th Srptember 2017, 11:30-12:30.
- Jeff Koons Performance: Saturday & Sunday: 10:30-13:00, 14:00-16:30
- Exhibition curation: Yeon Sung, Mariam Komnen, Dominika Fojtikova
- Project mentors: Niels Schrader, Els Kuijpers, Bas van Beek, Adriaan Mellegers

The exhibition "Balance by Struggle" was a collaboration between the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag and the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague.

Photo credits: Daniela Roșca, Katarina Juričić