‘Pride and Self-Prejudice’: Robbie Williams’ first art exhibition in Moco Museum Amsterdam

Robbie Williams photo by Juan Broad-Netflix

From 8 March, the bestselling British solo artist Robbie Williams will have his first own art exhibition with artworks he has created over the years. He has chosen to collaborate with Moco Museum Amsterdam for this purpose. The exhibition ‘Pride and Self-Prejudice’ is on show until 8 July. Robbie explains: ‘Making art allows me to express myself, something that has helped me enormously over the years with the challenges that have come my way. It’s clear that at certain points in my career I felt bad about myself and during those times art and humour were important tools for me. I am excited to collaborate with Moco Museum and hope that this exhibition shows the healing power of art and can touch, inspire and connect visitors.’

Kim Logchies-Prins, founder and curator of Moco Museum, says: ‘We are extremely proud of the fact that Robbie has chosen us to present his first-ever museum exhibition. Like Robbie, I believe in the healing power of art that when you experience challenges in your mental health. Many people of current generations struggle with this. Art like Robbie’s can inspire and at the same time provide comfort and connection.’

The international superstar, famous for songs such as ‘Angels’, ‘Rock DJ’ and ‘Let Me Entertain You’, has had a turbulent life in the public eye. The downside of fame took a heavy toll on Robbie’s mental health, as can be seen in the successful Netflix series about his life, which was recently launched. What many people don’t know about Robbie is that during his first drug rehabilitation period in the 1990s, he started making art as a way to deal with his inner demons. He has continued to do this every day over the years.

In his first exhibition, Robbie Williams takes visitors into his psyche and inspires them to look inward, and to promote self-love and acceptance. After all, in a fast-paced world full of stimuli, opinions and conflict, mental health is more important than ever. The exhibition also invites self-reflection. During the exhibition, visitors receive a card on which they can write five positive things about themselves, something that Robbie himself was unable to do during his most troubled years.

Tickets and info: www.mocomuseum.com