News

November 28, 2016

Cobra Global is proud to have established meaningful connections with local partners during the last trip to Hong Kong. Amongst others, we are happy to collaborate with Art Basel Hong Kong for our upcoming exhibition in Hong Kong in 2018. This trip was combined with a first exploration of Shanghai and Beijing’s art scenes and institutions, where the Global team was met with enthusiastic responses from State-, University- and Private museums.



July 1, 2016

On the afternoon of Thursday 30 June, Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands officially opened the Cobra Global exhibition at the Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum in Bratislava, Slovakia. The exhibition’s opening marks the Netherlands’ handover of the rotating six-month Presidency of the Council of the European Union to Slovakia. The exhibition, titled European Stars, shows more than 60 works of the Cobra group.



January 30, 2016

Cobra Global is always looking for new areas to expand to, and recently toured through Australia and New Zealand. One of the reasons to explore Oceania was the fact that the Cobra artists were highly inspired by Aboriginal and Maori artists. Our tour brought us to fantastic institutions in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra (AUS), Auckland and Wellington (NZ). During this tour, we found many more relations and points of departure, and we are currently exploring those – for instance between Cobra and Australian Modernists. To be continued!



September 9, 2015

The exhibion Cobra: 1000 Days of Free Art was opened at the Sharjah Art Museum on September 9, 2015 by Guest of Honor Sheikh Salim bin Abdulrehman Al-Qasemi, director of the Ruler’s Office & lid van de Royal Family van Sharjah, and in the presence of  Zaki A. Nusseibeh (Cultural Advisor for the Ministry of Presidential Affairs of the UAE), Lotte Schippers (Deputy Consul General & Head of Economic Department for the Kingdom of the Netherlands) en Manal Ataya (Director General of Sharjah Museums Department). The show focuses on the historical importance of Cobra and shows works by 4 Dutch Cobra artists, Karel Appel, Constant, Eugene Brands and Lucebert. A poem by Lucebert was translated into Arabic for the exhibition.



April 1, 2015

Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs Liliane Ploumen and Mayor to the city of Rotterdam Ahmed Aboutaleb visited the exhibition The Colours of Cobra Art at Bait al Zubair Museum, Oman in the presence of Ambassador to the Netherlands Barbara Joziasse. The visit was part of a state visit to the Middle East.


March 26, 2015

During the exhibition The Colours of Cobra Art, approximately 50 schools from all over Oman visited the Bait Al Zubair Museum. Thanks to a cooperation with the Ministry of Education, all students had the chance to learn about the Cobra mindset and create their own artworks in the spirit of Cobra. The Cobra Museum also hosted a workshop for 25 Omani Art teachers.