In 1948 CoBrA caused a revolution in the Netherlands; a breakthrough in modern art that reverberates in art to this day. The Cobra Museum of Modern Art in Amstelveen, glued to the southside of Amsterdam, was founded in 1995 and ensures that the legacy of the Cobra movement remains in the public eye and keeps the philosophy of the artists alive. That philosophy is much broader than the artwork and the poetry that spawned it. The Cobra artists had a working attitude that is still relevant today. They sought a connection between the people and art. By breaking down the walls between the different artistic disciplines, they worked in a multidisciplinary way. They spoke about the formation of society. They worked together as a group, inspired each other and had a greater impact together.
In the Cobra Museum of Modern Art, the art of Cobra, modern and contemporary art go hand in hand. During the Amsterdam Art Weekend 2017 you can visit a presentation of the Cobra Museum by German artist Christian Friedrich at the Goethe Institut in Amsterdam. Or you can visit the museum in Amstelveen where 3 contemporary exhibitions take place: Le Corbusier’s Fourth Dimension featuring Jakob Kolding, Brutal Vitality; CoBrA in the hands of Bank & Rau (Photo) and the exhibition Spectres of Want by Christian Friedrich, winner of the 7th CoBrA Art Prize Amstelveen.