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GLOW Museum Special

During GLOW 2016 Van Abbemuseum presents the exhibition ‘A Place Beyond Belief’. An art project, consisting of ten works of art,  about the perception of reality and illusion, created by light.

Light gives objects their visual reality thus making them almost tangible to the public. Because we are used to trust our eyes, we often do not realize that light is always in movement. When light creates images, it constantly changes our actual perception.

In their own, unique way, the artworks in this exhibition show the illusion of spaces constantly changing. They focus on and play with the fine line between actual perception and that what we believe to perceive. All artists combine the dynamics of light, technology and art. They modulate our sense of reality by creating these illusions that provoke our perception. Together they form ‘A Place Beyond Belief’.

This project came into being through a unique collaboration between the University of Technology Eindhoven, Ambianti Ltd. and Van Abbemuseum. The University and the museum are both celebrating their anniversaries. To commemorate this, both world-famous institutes decided to work together during GLOW this year by connecting technology to art in a very special manner. Hovering above the surface of the pond at the University of Technology’s compound, there is a recreation of the Hungarian László Moholy-Nagy’s artwork, called ‘Licht-Raum-Modulator’, one of the nine works of art at the exhibition.

GLOW Museum Special is the only GLOW project with an entrance fee. Please enter the building through the main entrance (Wal). Cash register is situated at the front of the building.

  • Entrance fee € 5- per person (Online ticket sales € 4,- p.p.)
  • Children up to 12 years free of charge
  • Museum Card members free of charge

GLOW exhibition Van Abbemuseum opening hours:

Openingstijden GLOW Museum Special:

Sat. 12 and Sun. 13 nov.      11.00 til 24.00
Mon. 14 nov.                          17.00 til 23.00
Tue. 15 and Wed. 16 nov.   11.00 til23.00 
Thu. 17 nov.                          11.00 til 23.00 (museum til 21.00)
Fri. 18 and Sat. 19 nov.       11.00 til 24.00
Sun 20 nov.                           11.00 til17.00

You can only visit the GLOW exhibition in the evenings. The rest of the museum is closed. For Thursday 17 November see above.

The following works of art will be exhibited:
Adam Barker-Mill, Gianni Colombo, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Mike Rijnierse & Willem Marijs, Nathan Coley, Pink Twins and Dan Flavin
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Adam Barker-Mill, Gianni Colombo, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Mike Rijnierse & Willem Marijs, Nathan Coley, Pink Twins and Dan Flavin