Annie Declerck presents the Theo van Doesburg exhibition organized by Jan Leering 1969 at the van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven. A report is given on van Doesburg’s drawings, paintings, poems, thoughts, relations with Mondrian, Bauhaus and Futurism, the balance between his architectural and pictural structures, his personal relationships with other artists and his philosophy and death.
00’00" Leader. 00’07" Titles. 00’38" Annie Declerck presenting the Theo van Doesburg exhibition organized by Jan Leering at the van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven. 01’30" Joost Baljeu making a speech at the 1968 Sikkens Prize ceremony. Details of drawings by van Doesburg. W. Sandberg presenting the prize to van Doesburg’s widow, Nelly. Preparatory drawings and models. Photographs of van Eesteren and van Doesburg at work. L’Aubette cinema and ballroom, Strasbourg. Cover of De Stijl magazine. 03’35" The architect Aldo van Eyck and Jan Leering discussing van Doesburg’s thought and his relations with Mondrian. Paintings by van Doesburg. 06’30" Nelly van Doesburg during the press conference. Aldo van Eyck and Jan Leering comparing van Doesburg and Mondrian, alternating with images of paintings. 08’12" Jan Leering showing the balance between van Doesburg’s architectural and pictorial structures, with the help of models by the artist. Photographs of van Doesburg and L’Aubette. 14’08" Bruno Zevi, Aldo van Eyck and Nelly van Doesburg explaining van Doesburg’s philosophy and his relations with the Bauhaus. 18’55" Van Eyck, Leering and Nelly talking about their personal relationships with Theo. Photographs of van Doesburg’s house. De Stijl posters and magazine covers. Drawings. Cover for a novel. 23’20" Baljeu lists van Doesburg’s pseudonyms (Cem Juper, I.K. Bonset, Aldo Lamini). Extracts of poems by van Doesburg. Aldo van Eyck and Nelly describing van Doesburg’s relations with Futurism and the death of the artist. 26’40"
(Source: Jef Cornelis 1964 - 1990, Espace Art Contemporain : Maison de la culture et de la Communication de Saint-Etienne, 1991)