October 17, 2021 - April 3, 2022

Museum Kranenburgh, Bergen, Netherlands

Turbulent Times through the Eyes of Artists, 100 Years ago and Today

Frenzied dance parties, women in men’s suits, Josephine Baker and Bauhaus: these are the images that the 1920s or Roaring Twenties conjure up in our minds. But also: the rise of fascism, the ruins of a war and a worldwide pandemic – the Spanish flu. Now, one hundred years later, we have entered another eventful decade.

In the exhibition The Roaring Twenties, guest curators Colin Huizing, Liesbeth in ‘t Hout and Wieki Somers (Studio Wieki Somers) look back and ahead at the twenties through art, fashion and design. What do the artists hope for, at that time, and nowadays? Are there parallels? How do they represent the spirit of the times? The exhibition allows us to look through the eyes of some 60 leading contemporary and historical artists, designers and fashion designers at a world that is changing rapidly under the influence of technological progress, social engagement and a new view of gender.

The Roaring Twenties can be seen from 17 October 2021 to 3 April 2022 and fills almost the entire Museum Kranenburgh. The exhibition is accompanied by an extensive peripheral program with lectures, music, workshops and festive events (if permitted, in connection with corona), some of which are in collaboration with art venues from the municipality of Bergen. Up-to-date information will follow on


Jonathan Trayte

American Apple, 2020

Stainless steel, painted bronze, foam, polymer compound, pigments, nylon flock, horse hair, crushed glass, reinforced plastics, neon
35.5 x 39.25 x 7 inches
90 x 100 x 18 cm

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