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19 02 2019

Film about exhibition Lei Molin

2019-05-28T22:38:47+01:0019 February 2019|Categories: News|Tags: |

TV Valkenburg commissioned Museum Valkenburg to make a museum film about the exhibition, works and life of Lei Molin. Museum Valkenburg presents a unique overview exhibition with known and unknown works by the Amsterdam Limburger Lei Molin. Molin is one of the most famous artists from the municipality of Valkenburg, born in Berg en Terblijt in 1927. He worked as an artist in various styles and techniques, initially figurative but gradually abstract. In 1990 Lei Molin died after an impressive career at the age of 63. His widow Nine Molin- van Caldenborgh tells in the film about the work and life of Lei. The exhibition can still be seen until April 22, 2019, for more information and the film visit our website: www.museumvalkenburg.nl

13 02 2019

Spotlight: Canto General by Lei Molin

2019-05-28T22:39:45+01:0013 February 2019|Categories: News|Tags: |

The last series of works by Molin (silk-screen print December 1989) is based on the "Canto General" by the Chilean poet Pablo Neruda. Lei Molin wanted to say goodbye with this painterly will. With this project Molin was in good company. The Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis had already edited a number of poems by this Nobel Prize winner. Two works from the series of five can be seen in our museum. On the left the oppressed and silenced man and on the right the person who can speak and think freely. The work of Lei Molin can still be seen until April 22, 2019, for more information look at our website: www.museumvalkenburg.nl

7 02 2019

Lei Molin and Artishock

2019-05-28T22:40:36+01:007 February 2019|Categories: News|Tags: |

Artishock, rise and fall In connection with the Lei Molin exhibition, our museum pays attention to the Artishock art movement. In 1964 this group of artists was founded in Maastricht on the initiative of Lei Molin and Rob Stultiens. The other members were Harry Marks, Piet Wouters, Felix van de Beek, Ger Brouwer, Ad Visser, Geert Meijer, Leen Kriens and Harrie Bartels. They had all completed their studies at the Jan van Eyck Academie. In addition to the unease about the art climate and failed cultural policy, it was also a protest against the lack of exhibition opportunities in Maastricht. The artists sought a facility themselves and found it on the Jodenstraat. The exhibition space was located on the top floor of a clothing store owned by Mr P. Schunck and was therefore called "ArtiSchunck". From the beginning it did not bother between the city council and the Artishock group members. The then-mayor appointed the exhibition space in the city council as "the vegetable hall". The alderman would never go there "because he felt embarrassed". In September 1965, the City of Maastricht informed Artishock by letter that the exhibition space on the Jodenstraat had to be vacated within six weeks. The building would be flammable and the stairs to the upper floor too narrow. Disagreements led to five of the eight artists leaving Artishock in November 1965. Although other artists did reconnect, the board announced the end of Artishock on 24 February. The artists' group formally raised itself. Lei Molin and Geert Meijer even left Maastricht because "they are of the opinion that in South Limburg there can not be a viable cultural climate". Works by Lei Molin and other Artishock artists can still be seen until 22 April 2019, for more information visit www.museumvalkenburg.nl

29 01 2019

A lot of interest opening exhibition Lei Molin

2019-05-28T22:41:02+01:0029 January 2019|Categories: News|Tags: |

In the presence of Nine Molin- van Caldenborgh and 130 visitors, the Lei Molin exhibition was opened on Sunday 27 January. It is certainly not the first time that Museum Land van Valkenburg dedicates an exhibition to the work of Lei Molin, but what makes the exhibition interesting now is that work is shown here mainly from the last period of his life. After working in black and white for many years, the color returned. Lei knew he was incurably ill and, as Nine said, he did not want anything more than painting in this last period. Afterwards, this work was un-framed, and never shown, waiting for a new exhibition. It is now there. And in that sense it is a first for the museum that mainly work from this period is presented. In the Jacques Vonkzaal a smaller exhibition is dedicated to the movement "Artishock", founded in the early sixties by Lei Molin and Rob Stultiens, with which a group of artists resisted the then artificial climate. Almost all participating artists have collected and exhibited work from that period. The exhibition can still be seen until April 22, 2019. For more information, visit our website: www.museumvalkenburg.nl

23 01 2019

Lei Molin, an idiosyncratic artist back in Valkenburg

2019-05-29T12:15:38+01:0023 January 2019|Categories: News|Tags: |

Museum Valkenburg presents from 27 January to 22 April 2019 a unique overview exhibition with known and unknown works by the Amsterdam Limburger Lei Molin. Molin is one of the most famous artists from the municipality of Valkenburg, born in Berg en Terblijt in 1927. He worked as an artist in various styles and techniques, initially figurative but gradually abstract. In 1990 Lei Molin died after an impressive career at the age of 63. Most of the exhibited works at Museum Valkenburg have never been shown before, according to his wife Nine Molin- van Caldenborgh. "They were not even framed, we had never arrived. They date from his last period. Lei knew he did not have to live much longer. Yet he wanted to work every day, even though he was already ill. But spiritually he felt completely free. He often told me that he no longer had to wrestle with the materials, as before. "I can now make everything I want," he said often. Then there is a lot of you. Those feelings can be seen in these last works. Nine Molin, long-time owner of 'Gallery 9' in Amsterdam, together with Thei Voragen, former director of Museum Van Bommel van Dam - has put together this exhibition in consultation with Museum Valkenburg. The exhibition 'Lei Molin, an idiosyncratic artist' can be seen in Museum Valkenburg from 27 January to 22 April 2019 (2nd Easter).

7 12 2018

Soon: Unique overview exhibition Lei Molin (1927-1990)

2019-05-29T12:29:31+01:007 December 2018|Categories: News|Tags: |

Soon: Museum Valkenburg presents a unique overview exhibition from 27 January to 22 April 2019 with known and unknown works by the Amsterdam Limburger Lei Molin. Molin is one of the most famous artists from the municipality of Valkenburg, born in Berg en Terblijt in 1927. He worked as an artist in different styles and techniques, initially figurative but gradually abstract. In 1990, Lei Molin died after an impressive career at the age of 63.

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