Jan Jordens and his Contemporaries

Work by the Groninger artist's association 'De Ploeg'

18 February 2006 to 17 September 2006

The exhibition Jan Jordens en tijdgenoten (Jan Jordens and Contemporaries) will be on display in the Ploeg Pavilion of the Groninger Museum from 18 February 2006 to 18 September 2006. Jan Jordens (1883-1962) was regarded as a modern and inspiring man. He became a member of the De Ploeg Artists’ Association shortly after its founding in 1918. His artistic oeuvre consists of expressionist, cubistic, figurative and completely abstract work. The exhibition focuses mainly on Jordens’ later work, from the period 1948-1962. Jordens’ paintings, prints and watercolours are shown within the context of abstract painting. Jordens’ work is an essential aspect of Groningen modernism.

A monograph in the Groningen Museum Ploeg series, with texts by Mariëtta Jansen, Terry Walraven, Peter Jordens and Han Steenbruggen, will be published to accompany the exhibition.

Het Hoogeland open-air museum
From 18 February to 8 may 2006, Het Hoogeland open-air museum in Warffum will present pre-war work by Jordens. For additional information, please see: www.hethoogeland.com