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De Hallen - Haarlem
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De Hallen Haarlem
De Hallen Museum Haarlem February 10, 2017 It is snowing when we visit De Hallen Museum Haarlem. De Hallen Museum is situated at Grote Markt no. 16 in Haarlem. The bulls- and rams heads on the façade show the original function of the building namely a market hall where butchers sold their meat. The Vleeshal (meat market) was built and designed by the architect Lieven de Key in 1604. The building style is a mixture of northern renaissance and gothic. It remained a Vleeshal until 1840. After a number of different functions it became after WOII a museum for modern and contemporary art. The moment we visit the Museum there is an exhibition of three artists; Richard Tuttle, Kasper Bosmans and Evelyn Taocheng Wang.
Richard Tuttle de Hallen Haarlem
1. Richard Tuttle  In the former Vleeshal (meat market), we find the six works of Richard Tuttle. Richard was born in the USA in 1941 and is known as a post minimalist artist. He makes clever use of the space for his exhibition. The six works are hanging on the ceiling, in the middle of the space, so it divides the space in a dark side and a light side. The works are  hanging down from the ceiling, like meat that is hanging on meat hooks, they seem to float in the space. The works are made from typical Dutch and Belgium products like hemp, canvas, rope and bee wax. We wonder what your emotion was, when seeing the works?
De Hallen Haarlem Kasper Bosmans
2. Kasper Bosmans In the Verwey hall of the Museum we run into 30 transparent pillars with on top of them a small fly sculpture made from the feathers of cranes and ibis. The pillars are made by Kasper Bosmans (1990) a Flemish artist. He is inspired by historical tales, mythology, heraldic and folk symbols and objects. He combines them in such a way that his work gets a global and universal character in which the crane and ibis play a key role.
Kasper Bosmans De Hallen Kasper Bosmans small fly sculpture Kasper Bosmans art
3. Evelyn Taocheng Wang In the attic of the Museum we find the exhibition of Evelyn Taocheng Wang, who was born in Chengdu China 1981. Her videos and art works are inspired by the small courtyards of Haarlem, which were especially built for elderly women and the paintings from the Golden Age. Evelyn knows like no other to connect the ancient and contemporary art together. The recurring themes in her work are loneliness, desire, sexual identity and cultural stereotyping. Her work has often an autobiographical character. After our visit, we crossed the Grote Markt, to enjoy a hot chocolate with cream and an apple pie at one of the many café/restaurants. We had an interesting and pleasant time at the Hallen Museum!
Do not see but watch
hoteltip Haarlem
General information De Hallen
Address: Grote Markt 16 Haarlem More information: http://www.dehallen.nl Prices (2017): adult € 7,50 Children and Youth (18 years or younger): free   Opening hours: thuesday - saterday   11am - 5pm  
De Hallen Haarlem
  CityWalkSights.com     City walks along main sights, maps and an informative travel blog
De Hallen Museum Haarlem February 10, 2017 It is snowing when we visit De Hallen Museum Haarlem. De Hallen Museum is situated at Grote Markt no. 16 in Haarlem. The bulls- and rams heads on the façade show the original function of the building namely a market hall where butchers sold their meat. The Vleeshal (meat market) was built and designed by the architect Lieven de Key in 1604. The building style is a mixture of northern renaissance and gothic. It remained a Vleeshal until 1840. After a number of different functions it became after WOII a museum for modern and contemporary art. The moment we visit the Museum there is an exhibition of three artists; Richard Tuttle, Kasper Bosmans and Evelyn Taocheng Wang.
De Hallen Haarlem Richard Tuttle de Hallen Haarlem De Hallen Haarlem Kasper Bosmans Kasper Bosmans small fly sculpture
3. Evelyn Taocheng Wang In the attic of the Museum we find the exhibition of Evelyn Taocheng Wang, who was born in Chengdu China 1981. Her videos and art works are inspired by the small courtyards of Haarlem, which were especially built for elderly women and the paintings from the Golden Age. Evelyn knows like no other to connect the ancient and contemporary art together. The recurring themes in her work are loneliness, desire, sexual identity and cultural stereotyping. Her work has often an autobiographical character. After our visit, we crossed the Grote Markt, to enjoy a hot chocolate with cream and an apple pie at one of the many café/restaurants. We had an interesting and pleasant time at the Hallen Museum!
Do not see but watch
hoteltip Haarlem
General information De Hallen
Address: Grote Markt 16 Haarlem More information: http://www.dehallen.nl Prices (2017): adult € 7,50 Children and Youth (18 years or younger): free   Opening hours: thuesday - saterday   11am - 5pm  
1. Richard Tuttle  In the former Vleeshal (meat market), we find the six works of Richard Tuttle. Richard was born in the USA in 1941 and is known as a post minimalist artist. He makes clever use of the space for his exhibition. The six works are hanging on the ceiling, in the middle of the space, so it divides the space in a dark side and a light side. The works are  hanging down from the ceiling, like meat that is hanging on meat hooks, they seem to float in the space. The works are made from typical Dutch and Belgium products like hemp, canvas, rope and bee wax. We wonder what your emotion was, when seeing the works?
2. Kasper Bosmans In the Verwey hall of the Museum we run into 30 transparent pillars with on top of them a small fly sculpture made from the feathers of cranes and ibis. The pillars are made by Kasper Bosmans (1990) a Flemish artist. He is inspired by historical tales, mythology, heraldic and folk symbols and objects. He combines them in such a way that his work gets a global and universal character in which the crane and ibis play a key role.
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