Princess Beatrix opens exhibition ‘European Stars: Miró and Cobra’ in Bratislava

On the afternoon of Thursday 30 June Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands will open the exhibition ‘European Stars: Miró and Cobra’ at the Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum in Bratislava, Slovakia.

The exhibition focuses on the stylistic and methodological links between the works of the Spanish artist Joan Miró (1893-1983) and those of the Cobra group (Copenhagen-Brussels-Amsterdam, 1948-1951), which included the Dutch artists Karel Appel, Constant, Corneille and Lucebert. Miró and the Cobra group both experimented with a range of artistic styles.

‘European Stars’ was developed in collaboration with the Cobra Museum in Amstelveen, the Netherlands, and includes about sixty works by Cobra artists. It also includes paintings, sculptures and tapestries by Miró from the private collection of the artist’s own family, and from the Successio Miró Museum in Palma de Mallorca. Many of these works have never been shown in Central Europe before. The exhibition also includes a replica of Miró’s studio in Majorca. The exhibition will be open to the public from 2 July to 13 November 2016.

The exhibition’s opening also marks the Netherlands’ handover of the rotating six-month Presidency of the Council of the European Union to Slovakia, which will take place the following day, 1 July. Prior to the opening, Princess Beatrix will be received at the official residence of Slovak President Andrej Kiska.