“The Netherlands”

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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Li Mu at the Van Abbemuseum

The Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands is currently hosting an exhibition of the work of Chinese artist Li Mu, entitled “A Man, A Village, A Museum”. It opened on 9 September 2015 and will run until 10 January 2016. The exhibition consists of a video installation and book (A Man, A Village, A Museum) in which Mu presents the inhabitants of his hometown of Quizhuang in rural China with reproductions of many of the famous artworks in the collection at the Van Abbemuseum. He, along with the help of some of the villagers, reproduced artworks by, amongst others, Sol LeWitt, Dan Flavin, Andy Warhol and John Körmeling and exhibiting them in the streets and homes of the village.  The film and the book follow this project that took Mu over a year to complete, whilst also documenting the lives and stories of the villagers themselves. “A Man, A Village, A Museum” is on show on the second floor of the new building of the Van Abbemuseum as part of the collection exhibition “The Collection...

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A Year at the Stedelijk: Tino Sehgal

From 1 January 2015 until 31 December 2015, German-British artist Tino Sehgal has been on show in a major survey at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. The exhibition, is made up of sixteen “chapters” which unfold over a twelve month period. The exhibition, curated by Beatrix Ruf and Martijn van Nieuwenhuyzen, features a special presentation each month of a work or “situation” which is enacted in a gallery space with varied “scenography”. The exhibition kicked off in January with Instead of allowing some thing to rise up to your face dancing bruce and dan and other things (2000) from the Stedelijk collection. The artist, who is well-known for the works that he considers to be “constructed situations”, utilizes a variety of media, including language, the voice, movement, and interactions with the viewers which are staged at galleries. For the month of September, the ninth installation in the oeuvre, features the work This situation (2007) at gallery 1.2. Tino Sehgal was born in 1976, and was a graduate in political economics and dance before entering the art world. He came into the spotlight when his work was presented at the Venice Biennale and Documenta in Kassel. Sehgal believes that artwork is an encounter between the artworks and the viewers, which offers a completely unique experience in performance...

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Donation by Pieter and Marieke Sanders to Stedelijk Museum

In 2013, Pieter and Marieke Sanders gave a donation of over 100 works to the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Netherlands. Some of these works will be on show with the existing collection. Among the works included in the exhibition are those by Marinus Boezem, Job Koelewijn, and Amalia Pica. For forty years, the Sanders couple collected sculptures, paintings, and photography works from three generations of unknown artists from all over the world. The Museum is excited about the donation, with Director Beatrix Ruf stating: “This gift expresses the meaningful relationship between the Sanders and the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam[…] we are profoundly indebted to their generosity.” The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam is a museum of modern and contemporary art, founded in 1895. The museum features artists such as Vincent van Gogh, Marc Chagall, Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol, and Willem de...

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“Stories of Change—Beyond the ‘Arab Spring'” exhibition gives a glimpse into Post-Arab Spring condition

Until 26 August 2015, the exhibition “Stories of Change—Beyond the ‘Arab Spring’” will be available for viewing at the Humanity House in The Hague, Netherlands. World Press Photo, the Dutch ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Humanity House have designed the “Stories of Change—Beyond the ‘Arab Spring’” exhibition. The aim of the exhibit is to show, from the inside, the everyday life of North Africa. The examined themes are varied and include the decline of tourism in Tunisia, African migrants in Algeria and the conditions of single mothers in Morocco among others. All the themes addressed by the photographers and multimedia artists have at least one point in common: they focus on the posterity of the Arab Spring and its consequences, positive or negative, on the population. In addition to the photographs displayed, “Stories of Change—Beyond the ‘Arab Spring’” provides contextual elements: videos are projected, as well as chronological friezes which retrace the strong moments of the Arab Spring with the aim of giving the viewer an exhaustive documentation. The set of photos, accompanied by the context in which they were taken, are available...

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