If not now, when? | Museum Beelden aan Zee | Beeldhouwkunst in Den Haag

If not now, when?

12 April - 8 September 2024

If not now, when?

Collection Max Vorst

Museum Beelden aan Zee presents the international group exhibition If not now, when? with a selection of over seventy sculptures and installations from the collection of art collector Max Vorst. 

The exhibition gives an impressive overview on the developments in contemporary sculpture in the twenty-first century and demonstrates the diversity, originality and high quality of one of the most important private art collections in The Netherlands. Never before has a retrospective of Max Vorst's collection been held in a museum.

The exhibition features work by leading national and international artists including Lynda Benglis, Sarah Lucas, Donald Judd, Phyllida Barlow, Roni Horn, Isa Genzken, Roger Hiorns, Pamela Rosenkranz, Rosemarie Trockel, Sarah Lucas, Huma Bhaba, George Condo, Paul McCarthy, Ugo Rondinone, Tracey Emin, Antony Gormley, Jenny Holzer, Steve McQueen, Thomas Houseago, Kara Walker and Mark Manders.

The diverse use of materials by artists is a common thread through Max Vorst's collection. The exhibition If not now, when? connects themes such as the contemporary image of the human form, abstraction, rhythm and construction while also showing the blurring of time.

Video and photo: Studio Gerrit Schreurs