Museum Flehite in Amersfoort features a retrospective of the celebrated American artist and filmmaker Philip Haas (born 1954) from February 25 to June 25, 2023. In this exhibition, you will be immersed into the seductive and compelling creative world of the visual artist. The museum presents a broad selection from his multidisciplinary oeuvre: dozens of sculptures, reliefs, photography, paintings, performance, and five video installations.
Haas's groundbreaking work reflects a sensual and poetic dialogue with the history of art. Films inspired by vases from ancient Greece, Chinese scrolls from the Yuan Dynasty, paintings and drawings by Annibale Carracci, the ceiling frescoes of Giovanni Battista Tiepolo and the idiosyncratic work of James Ensor will be shown. A large number of sculptures are on display, many of them homages to canonical artists, such as René Magritte, Vincent van Gogh, Luis Buñuel and Giuseppe Arcimboldo.
The work of Philip Haas has been presented in American museums, including the National Gallery of Art, Nelson-Atkins Museum and Kimbell Art Museum. In Europe, Haas has exhibited at Tate Gallery and Dulwich Picture Gallery in London, the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris and the Gardens of Versailles, among others venues. The exhibition at Museum Flehite marks Haas's debut in the Netherlands.
Photo: Philip Haas, ceiling video installation 'Apollo & the Continents' (2009)
Photo: Philip Haas: maquettes of the 'Four Seasons' monumental sculptures (2011)