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Contemporary Masters

Legends & Risings Stars in Contemporary Art

Contemporary Masters, Amsterdam

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Moco Amsterdam celebrates Contemporary Masters - artists, who we believe, stand out for their exceptional contribution to art, culture, and the world at large. Modern art that inspires us to question the world and hope for a better future.

As the voices of tomorrow, their art engages our inner activists, activates our experience, and empowers us to lead with love. Moco Contemporary artists challenge the norm and move us to self-reflect and question the world around us.

Moco Contemporary artists impact our surroundings, from politics and the environment to society and pop culture - they’re not just joining the game, they’re changing it.

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The Present is Female

When it seems that our divisions make breaking news and our differences publicly broadcasted, Moco's Contemporary Masters bridge these gaps to tell a story of many becoming one.

The Hero
by Marina Abramović
cuts through the noise for an extended pause within our fast-paced world. Atop a horse, white flag in hand, Marina Abramović presents one of her most profound and personal pieces. By exploring physical limitations and the possibilities of the mind, Marina Abramović passes through different mental states during her acts of performance in the quest for emotional and spiritual transformation.

In the artist's words, "every day is a shaky, uncertain, constantly changing landscape. We need heroes that can bring new light to illuminate us. Heroes that can inspire us to be better, and to work together, not against each other. Heroes who care.”

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Marina Abramović

The Hero

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Marina Abramović & Founder Kim Logchies-Prins

The Hero - Unveiling Event

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Art for All

Moco Museum creates accessible shows and exhibitions that enlighten, inspire, and empower the community. As a result, Moco has quickly become a leading destination for art lovers around the world.

As the name suggests, modern and contemporary art makes up the Moco Museum Collection. Works currently on display and from past shows include Tracey Emin, Damien Hirst, KAWS, Jeff Koons, Hayden Kays, Mungo Thomson, Julian Opie, and more.

Within our collection, Moco exhibits a diversity of contemporary art. For example, Jeff Koons is famous for playing with popular culture to create new, unique iconography that is reflective, literally! Speaking of icons, in his own contemporary art style, Damien Hirst takes only 12 dots and 4 colors to create Mickey Mouse! Experience the full scope of Contemporary Masters at Moco Museum Amsterdam as you question the world around us with Hayden Kays and become timeless with Mungo Thomson.

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Takashi Murakami x Virgil Abloh

Times (detail)

Artwork - Stik - Little Friend

Stik

Little Friend (detail)

We use the power of art to challenge the norm, champion the truth, open up minds, and question the world around us.

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Contemporary Masters

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Voice of the Streets

Moco embraces the voice of street art because it connects people, challenges ideologies, and activates involvement. In Amsterdam, Moco Museum has made it a point to exhibit works from artists who encourage conversations about our world and shared existence. For example, the French contemporary artist, photographer, and activist JR takes focus with his unique collector’s piece The Gun Chronicles. Combining art and journalism, JR interviewed 245 participants to present diverse views on gun laws and ownership with equal representation.

Moreover, the work of Icy & Sot - Iranian street artists, brothers, and activists - comes to life with the augmented reality Moco Play App. Their art involves themes of human rights, capitalism, and socio-political issues, as well as drawing attention to our global refugee crisis. Additionally, Moco Museum Amsterdam has embraced other contemporary voices such as Osgemeos, Kaws, Invader, Stik, and pillars of pop culture Takashi Murakami x Virgil Abloh with their collaborative Time piece.

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Artists in this exhibition

Artwork - Marina Abramovic - The Hero

Marina Abramović

Contemporary performance artist, Yugoslavia

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KAWS

Contemporary art, NYC

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Jeff Koons

Contemporary artist, US

Artwork - Damien Hirst - The Immaculate Heart - Sacred

Damien Hirst

Contemporary Artist, London

Artwork - Icy and Sot - Let Her Be Free

Icy & Sot

Contemporary Street artists, Iran & NYC

Artwork - Invader - ALIAS SP-52

Invader

Contemporary Street Artist, Paris

Artwork - JR - GIANTS

JR

Contemporary artist, Paris

Artwork - Takashi Murakami - Pink River

Takashi Murakami

Contemporary artist, Japan

Artwork - Stik - Little Friend

Stik

Contemporary street artist, London

Artwork - Mungo Thomson - December 28 2020 (Joe Biden and Kamala Harris)

Mungo Thomson

Contemporary artist, Los Angeles

Artwork - Julian Opie - Ruth Walking in a Ball Gown

Julian Opie

Contemporary artist, London

Artwork - Os Gemeos - Irie Voice

Osgemeos

Contemporary street artist, São Paulo

Artwork - Takashi Murakami - Times

Virgil Abloh

Contemporary artist, NYC, Paris

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Hayden Kays

Contemporary artist, London

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