From 19 November, Museum Voorlinden
will present Listen to Your Eyes. For this collection presentation, art collector and museum founder Joop van Caldenborgh (1940) was given the nearly impossible task of selecting his favourites from among the modern and contemporary works he has spent the past six decades collecting. The result is a visual journey of discovery that offers you a glimpse inside the mind of the collector. Listen to Your Eyes is about free association, telling stories and the cycle of life and death, but most of all, it is about the pleasure to be found in looking.
Joop van Caldenborgh is celebrating his birthday by sharing works that touch and fascinate the viewer by means of their aesthetic qualities, narrative or craftsmanship. This selection of over forty pieces is presented not in chronological order, but in a way that invites visitors to look, compare, explore and create a story of their own.
Joop van Caldenborgh and museum Voorlinden
Joop van Caldenborgh purchased his first work of art at the age of sixteen. In the fifty years that followed, his collection expanded into a leading collection of modern and contemporary art brought together under the name Caldic Collection, after the chemical company founded by Van Caldenborgh when he was 29. Over a half century after his first acquisition, he made his collection accessible to the public when museum Voorlinden the institution that houses his collection opened its doors in 2016.
Voorlinden maintains an active collection policy and, driven by genuine curiosity and enthusiasm, keeps a close eye on developments in modern and contemporary art.
Listen to Your Eyes features works from artists including Philip Akkerman, Nicolas Chardon, Ryan Gander, Alex Katz, Paul Kooiker, Liza Lou, Juan Muñoz, Maurizio Nannucci, Robin de Puy, Bridget Riley, Jan Schoonhoven, Nils Völker and Yin Xiuzhen.