VAN GOGH & CO.
Lies Willers designed the exhibition ‘VAN GOGH & CO. Criss-crossing the collection’ for The Kröller-Müller Museum in Otterlo, the Netherlands. The museum presents some 50 pieces from the Van Gogh collection, together with work by predecessors, contemporaries and followers of Van Gogh.
Given the very dense and rich display of this collection of 110 paintings, drawings and sketches, the main focus for the exhibition design was to create an over-all engaging spatial atmosphere, but to still provide enough visual space for each work to be enjoyed and studied in its own right.
Lies Willers created a simple, yet effective scenography by applying multi coloured gradient backdrops for the works. The background colouring brings out a new focus to the masterpieces, which are normally presented in a serene white museum context of the Kröller-Müller Museum.
In cooperation with Paul Bomers.
Exhibition ‘VAN GOGH & CO. Criss-crossing the collection’
Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo
Until 27 September 2015
Photos: Cary Markerink