De Grote Kunstshow (The Great Art Show) is a theatrical introduction to art. Not in a museum, but on the stage of the Municipal Theatre of Amsterdam. After two successful editions (featuring works from the Rabobank-collection) this time a selection of works from the iconic KRC Collection is being shown: the private art collection of Rattan Chadha, that is partly stored in the former Silver Factory in Voorschoten. That collection is known for being distinguished, rebellious almost, thanks to its focus on young, international artists.
The show will be performed three times in the Municipal Theatre of Amsterdam on Saturday, February 6th. One week later, the programme will be performed another three times in the Municipal Theatre of Rotterdam on February 13th.
The work of nine artists is being presented during De Grote Kunstshow, among which are works by Dan Attoe, Kimberly Clark and Grayson Perry. The show opens with a presentation of Marc Bijl’s work. His sculpture PORN is a symbol of society that seems to have lost its naivety forever and in which extreme transparency, coarsening and profound commercialization are the case.
This year, children and adolescents are introduced to a special version of the show, suitably called De Kleine Kunstshow (The Little Art Show). That one is on view on February 5th, in the Municipal Theatre of Amsterdam.