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Exhibition October 27, 2018 − February 24, 2019

Lily van der Stocker. Friendliness

Stedeleykmuseum in Antwerp represents the first museum retrospective by lily van der stocker. The exhibition consists of drawings and wall paintings created from the late 1980s to the present.

Van der Stocker’s visual language, consisting of flowers, winding lines, clouds and curls, underlined with bright colors, raises the question of what we consider to be typically feminine. Her work can be attributed to the tradition of feminist art, which does not meet the prevailing standards of good taste. She often uses concepts that are “forbidden” in modern art, such as frivolity and decorativeness.

The exhibition “Lily van der Stocker. Friendliness ”is the most extensive museum presentation of the artist today, and most of the works have not previously been shown in the Netherlands