Christie van der Haak in Kasteel Helmond and the HEM Zaandam

At Castle Helmond, Christie van der Haak has a solo exhibition titled Empress Maria of Brabant. The installation with wall and floorcoverings, furniture, glass and fabrics focuses on the life of medieval Maria of Brabant (1189 – 1260), who played an important role in the culture and politics of her age. Marjolijn van der Meij (1970) modelled a reconstruction of Maria of Brabant’s face, thus giving her an identity and bringing her to life in the present.
Castle Helmond, through 25 October 2020

At the HEM Zaandam, three early works by Christie van der Haak have been included in the  exhibition Chapter 3hree. In it curator Maarten Spruyt argues for an emotional rather than intellctual approach to art. He also poses the question how man can relate to nature in a different way: how do we find a new hold on a planet that irreversibly changes as a result of our behavior?
HEM Zaandam, through 3 May 2020