In the Netherlands, Hendrik Nicolaas Werkman is revered as not only an icon of resistance but also an important protagonist of modernism best known for his experimental prints. The exhibition of the the Staatliches Museum Schwerin aims to bring the artist’s life and work back into public view in Germany by exploring his influence on contemporary artists and his reception in the Netherlands and Germany in the first post-war decades.
The exhibition aims to present an overview of Werkman’s entire oeuvre. However, the focus will be on his printing experiments. In addition, the exhibition will include a small printmaking workshop where visitors can create their own prints.