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Rendezvous with Frans Hals in Hal
Rendezvous with Frans Hals in Hal Rendezvous with Frans Hals in Hal

Kerry James Marshall, Nude (Spotlight), 2009

Koos Breukel, Stella Bergsma, Amsterdam, 2015

Riet Wijnen




Van Toorn Scholten Stichting


± 60 minutes

Frans Hals plays the starring role in the Frans Hals Museum’s permanent collection. It could hardly be otherwise. But this role is extremely varied. Hals will feature in this experimental collection exhibition in many ways.

To celebrate the opening of the new-look museum the meeting between original and imaginary paintings by Frans Hals and interpretations by art experts and artists are the central themes in Hof and Hal. A choir of different voices will resound throughout the exhibition: painters and photographers, curators and art historians will respond in individual and subjective ways to the paintings by the Haarlem virtuoso.

Kerry James Marshall, Nude (Spotlight), 2009

Contemporary artists like Anton Henning, Jasper Hagenaar, Shezad Dawood and Nina Katchadourian will use various paintings by Hals as starting points for new work. Rendezvous with Frans Hals will show how well Frans Hals’s civic guard paintings and portraits translate to the present.

Koos Breukel, Stella Bergsma, Amsterdam, 2015

The exhibition has been made possible by the Van Toorn Scholten Foundation and Mondriaan Fund.

Contributions to this exhibition by:
Laurence Aëgerter, Mieke Bal, Pierre Bismuth, Koos Breukel, Ann Demeester, Pavèl van Houten, Kerry James Marshall, Melvin Moti, Cédric Noël, Saskia Noor van Imhoff & Arnout Meijer, Raúl Ortega Ayala, Batia Suter, Pieter Vermeersch, Riet Wijnen, Luuk Wilmering

Riet Wijnen


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Frans Hals

Koos Breukel

Jan van Scorel

Guido van der Werve

Maerten van Heemskerck

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