In the spring of 2022, M HKA will devote a focused archive presentation to the work of the little-known British avant-garde artist Marlow Moss (1889-1958). She was not only radical in her art practice – with which she inspired her more famous colleague Mondriaan, with her fluid identity and idiosyncratic way of life she also has a voice in the current gender debate.
The presentation will be mainly based on Composition with double line and blue plane (1934), and some very special and never before seen sketches, watercolors, calculations and documentary material in the possession of Andreas Oosthoek, the so-called agent and treasurer of the estate Moss and the Nijhoff family.
Writer and poet Andreas Oosthoek still lives in the house that the Nijhof family had built in the 1930s and where the Dutch writer Netty Nijhoff and life partner Moss stayed. He still keeps special material, knowledge and stories from and about Marlow Moss there. Together with filmmaker Fifi Visser, M HKA made a documentary about the tangible traces that Marlow Moss left in Zeeland and the surrounding area on the basis of several interviews and testimonies. The documentary Wreckwood. The Marlow Moss suitcase provides the presentation with extensive context and qualitative layering. The film is an integral part of the presentation, but will of course also be shown in the cinemas of 'De Cinema'.