Erich Wichman

Erich Wichman, Zelfportret (detail), 1925
Erich Wichman, Zelfportret (detail), 1925

This spring, Centraal Museum presents a retrospective exhibition on the influential and eccentric Utrecht artist, Erich Wichman (1890-1929). After discovering German expressionism and Italian futurism at an early stage in his career, Wichman became one of the first abstract artists of his time. Despite his short life, as a painter, graphic designer, critic, poet, chemist and politician Wichman left behind a unique body of both visual and written work.

Erich Wichman, Zelfs de duivel is vervelend geworden, 1923
Erich Wichman, Zelfs de duivel is vervelend geworden, 1923

Nieuw Utrecht Kamers

The exhibition is housed in Expo 7 & 8. These rooms are dedicated to displaying talented artists from Utrecht. Instead of a painter or photographer, for Erich Wichman: Free radical the museum chose to hand the opportunity to a graphic designer. Eva Bosveld, a 2017 graduate in Graphic Design at the HKU University of the Arts Utrecht, is responsible for the exhibition design. 

 

Propositions #4: Unpacking Aesthetics and the Far Right

In coopeeration with BAK, Basis Aktuele Kunst, the Centraal Museum will organise a performative conference on Saturday March 17. This is the fourth performative conference within the series and brings together artists, theorists, and writers to seek ways of unpacking the current relations of art and fascist-curious aesthetics. Visitors of the conference can visit Erich Wichman: Free radical exclusively that day between 10.30 and 11.00 h. Afterwards, a simple brunch will be served at Café Centraal. More information on the program via the website of BAK. 

 

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