Chronik


Van Bruggen’s first collaboration with Claes Oldenburg was in 1976, when Trowel I, originally shown at Sonsbeek 71, was rebuilt and relocated in the sculpture garden of the Kröller-Müller Museum in Otterlo, the Netherlands. In 1978 van Bruggen moved to New York, where she continued to work with Oldenburg to establish direct contact with a wider audience by creating large-scale, site-specific works in urban settings.

Their collaboration has extended to smaller-scale park and garden sculptures as well as to indoor installations. The couple, married in 1977, has executed over forty Large-Scale Projects, which have been inserted into various urban surroundings in Europe, Asia, and the United States.

Ausstellungen

2010
Big Sign… Little Building, curated by Marta Kuzma, Office for Contemporary Art Norway, Oslo, Norway
2010
Modern Drawings: Tracing 100 Years, Academy Art Museum, Easton, MD
2009
Drawings On Site: Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, The Menil Collection, Houton, TX
2009
Claes Oldenburg/Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
2009
If we could Imagine, Glenstone, Potomac, MD
2008 – 2009
Heavy Metal, Kunsthalle Kiel, Kiel, Germany
2008
Claes Oldenburg: The Store, and Later, El Sourdog Hex, Berlin, Germany
2007
Taste of the Modern: Rothko, Rauschenberg, Oldenburg, Kline, Nasher Museum of Art, Durham, NC
2006
Pop, Craig F. Starr Associates, New York, NY
2004
Marfa, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, TX
2002
10th Anniversary of the Lifetime Achievment in Contemporary Sculpture Award, International Sculpture Center, Hamilton, NJ
2002
30 Years of Landfall Press, Gerhard Wurzer Gallery, Houston, TX
2002
Drawings, 1959-62, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY
2002
From Pop to Now: Selections from the Sonnabend Collection, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH
2002
Claes Oldenburg Coosje van Bruggen, PaceWildenstein Gallery, New York, NY
2002
Sculpture, Mitchell-Innes-Nash, New York, NY
2001
Dropped Cone, Cologne, Germany
2001
Down Liquidambar Lane: Sculpture in the Park, Museu Serralves, Porto, Portugal
2000
Ago, Filo e Nodo (Needle, Thread and Knot), Milan, Italy
2000
Flying pins, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
1999
Museo Correr, Venice, Italy
1996
Saw Sawing, Tokyo, Japan
1996
Torn Notebook, Lincoln, NE
1994
Inverted Collar and Tie, Frankfurt, Germany
1994
Shuttlecocks, Kansas City, MO
1992
Mistos (Match Cover), Barcelona, Spain