“Beatrix Ruf”

The Turner Prize 2016 for one pence every Tuesday

Visitors to the Turner Prize 2016 exhibition, opening on 27 September at the Tate Britain, can pay their admission at whatever price they choose on Tuesdays, with the minimum sum being one pence. To see the works of the nominees Michael Dean, Anthea Hamilton, Helen Marten and Josephine Pryde, visitors need to fork out £12 on the other days of the week. This is the first exhibition to be based on this principle at the Tate Britain. This year’s nominees have featured in shows organised at institutions including the South London Gallery, the Sculpture Center of New York, the 56th Venice Beinnale and the CCA Wattis Institute in San Francisco. The winner of the Turner Prize, to be announced on 5 December, will receive £25,000 while £5,000 will go to each of the other artists. The Turner Prize jury is made up of Beatrix Ruf, director of the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, Michelle Cotton, director of the Bonner Kunstverein in Bonn, London-based exhibition curator Tamsin Dillon, and Simon Wallis, director of Hepworth Wakefield. This exhibition, continuing until 2 January 2017, was curated by the Tate’s Linsey Young and Laura...

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Stedelijk Museum looking for a new space in Amsterdam

The Stedelijk Museum is seeking a new space for contemporary art in Amsterdam. The project has been undertaken in partnership with Ammodo, an agency specialising in the support of artistic and scientific projects. This project is being supervised by curators Emily Pethick, Sophie Goltz and Eungie Joo. A meeting is scheduled at the museum from 17 to 19 June, gathering professionals from the Dutch and international art world. The director of Stedelijk Museum, Beatrix Ruf, believes in the project’s necessity: “We feel it is vital to have a location in Amsterdam that augments our own program and acts as a bridge between major institutions like the Stedelijk and the contemporary field of art. It must also enhance the city’s current program. The venue needs to reflect the city’s culturally diverse and international context, and connect with global art movements. Together with Ammodo, we look forward to investigating ways of creating an inspiring place that offers compelling artistic encounters in Amsterdam and contributes to the city’s thriving artistic...

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Beatrix Ruf wins ICI’s Agnes Gund curatorial award

Beatrix Ruf, curator at Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum, has been announced as the winner of the ICI Agnes Gund curatorial award. Independent Curators International offers this award “[…] every other year to an established curator for their outstanding contribution to the world of art.” Ruf, who was born in Singen, Germany in 1960, has had a long-standing career in the international art world. Following her work as a freelance curator, choreographer and critic, she became curator at Kunstmuseum Thurgau, Warth, where she held her position from 1994 until 1998. As director of Kunsthalle Zurich from 2001 until 2014, she put together a number of shows with many artists, such as Laura Owens, Avery Singer, and Isa Genzken. Her work at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam have facilitated her consideration as a tastemaker, with a keen eye for young talent. ICI has said of Ruf’s win: “Over the years, Beatrix Ruf has shown unwavering support of artists, helping define many careers. She has followed her trust in the experimental, and consistently nurtured emerging art practice, giving several young artists their first museum exhibitions and commissions.” The award, named after New York philanthropist Agnes Gund has been awarded in the past to Lynne Cooke, Alanna Heiss, and Germano...

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Daniel Baumann appointed as new Director of Kunsthalle Zürich

From 1 January 2015, Daniel Baumann will succeed Beatrix Ruf as the director of the Kunsthalle Zürich; whilst Ruf will go on to become director of the Stedelijk Museum beginning in November 2014. Baumann holds a Masters degree in Art History and German Literature from the University of Geneva; he has been curator of the Adolf Wölfli Foundation since 1996 at the Museum of Fine Arts Bern, Switzerland. He has also curated numerous shows in Asia, Europe and the United States; worked for Frieze Art Fair to establish Frame, the section for young galleries, and has contributed to magazines such as Artforum, Kunstbulletin, Mousse, Parkett, Piktogram, Tate Etc. and Spike Art.  “Daniel Baumann is among the most innovative and widely respected curators, both in a national, as well as international environment. He has a profound knowledge of contemporary art, can build on a deep and fruitful experience of collaboration with artists and has a well established artistic and institutional experience.” says Mark Reutter, President of the selection committee and Kunsthalle Zürich Association....

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Beatrix Ruf to head Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum

Zurich, 9 April 2014, Art Media Agency (AMA). The Kunsthalle Zurich has announced that its current Director, Beatrix Ruf, is to leave her post to become head of the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, effective November. Ruf has occupied the position at Kunsthalle Zurich since 2001. In addition to her directorship, Beatrix Ruf also advises the publisher Michael Ringier on his collection – which is one of Switzerland’s most important – and curated the Ed Atkins exhibition currently on display in the museum. In her new role, Beatrix Ruf is to replace Ann Goldstein, who left the Stedelijk in December 2013 following a three-year...

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