Museum aan het Vrijthof presents artist Ted Noten

Trophy Helmet - from the 7 necessities series

In 2018 Museum aan het Vrijthof in Maastricht welcomes artist and designer Ted Noten. With the oeuvre-exhibition ‘TED’, the museum shows the versatility of the idiosyncratic artist. Bags, jewelry, 3D-printed objects, but also installations, projections and photography.

The exhibition, during and around the TEFAF art fair, takes place from March 1 to August 19, 2018.

Trophy Helmet - from the 7 necessities series

The exhibition ‘TED’ gives the public the opportunity to take a tour through the creative brain of artist Ted Noten. The visitor begins in a waiting room and ends in a recovery room. The various cabinets and period rooms, that are so characteristic of Museum aan het Vrijthof, lend themselves perfectly to show a different aspect of the artist at every turn. In addition, new and unknown work of the artist will also exhibited.

Ted Noten (1956 Swalmen, Limburg) is one of the most idiosyncratic artists of the moment. His autonomous work has been extensively awarded and included in the collections of a large number of museums, among which the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Stedelijk Museum ‘s-Hertogenbosch and the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. In 2012 he was proclaimed ‘Artist of the Year’ by Stichting Kunstweek.

Worldwide his translucent acrylic bags – often made with materials from luxury brands such as Louis Vuitton and Prada, in which animals, jewels, cocaine and weapons are enclosed – have tempted collectors, confused authorities, inspired colleagues and challenged students. Beauty and violence, perfection and decay; these are recurring themes ever since he made the famous necklace in which a mouse wearing pearls was contained.

Museum aan het Vrijthof
Vrijthof 18
6211 LD Maastricht

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Tuesday – Sunday 10AM – 5.30PM
Museum is closed on Mondays

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