• Action <-> Reaction: 100 Years of Kinetic Art

    In the autumn of 2018, the Kunsthal Rotterdam will cover the complete range of kinetic (moving) art in the exhibition Action <-> Reaction. It will feature work by the most famous kinetic artists in the world. This impressive retrospective will offer Kunsthal visitors an opportunity to experience art that appeals to all the senses.
    April 20, 2018 09:58 AM
  • All You Can Art 3: Studio With IBB

    All you can Art 3 is a studio, exhibition and summer school all in one, in which everyone has the opportunity of following the master-apprentice principle to make art, to learn and to discover.
    April 20, 2018 09:55 AM
  • The Dark Side of Dick Bruna

    The Dark Side of Dick Bruna focuses on the Dutch Miffy creator's alternative visual language. Between 1955 and 1970 he designed more than 2,000 covers for crime stories and other thrillers in the Zwarte Beertjes series of paperbacks published by A.W. Bruna & Zoon.
    April 20, 2018 09:49 AM
  • Eli Dijkers: Chinese Journey

    In the exhibition Chinese Journey, the Rotterdam-based photographer Eli Dijkers takes the viewer on a journey through China. Dijkers is fascinated by this ‘Land of the Dragon’ that is undergoing such a fast transition that it seems to have changed with every visit. The photographer is an eager observer and nothing seems to escape his attention.
    April 20, 2018 09:44 AM
  • Gijs Van Lith: Thinner Spirits

    For Kunsthal Light #17, the Dutch artist Gijs van Lith has taken the architecture of the Kunsthal’s ‘display window’ as the point of departure for his installation. Large, loose canvasses are draped over the horizontal supports in the space. Van Lith playfully distorts our expectations and fundamental understanding of what a painting can and should be.
    April 20, 2018 09:36 AM
  • Michael Kvium: Circus Europa

    The Danish artist Michael Kvium is known for the figurative visual language he uses to tackle the existential themes of humanity. In the exhibition ‘Circus Europa’, Kvium takes the circus as a metaphor for our time to portray a world of entertainment where even the most serious news is characterized by sensationalism and drama.
    April 20, 2018 09:30 AM
  • Viktor&Rolf: Fashion Artists 25 Years

    On the occasion of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Dutch luxury fashion house Viktor&Rolf, the Kunsthal organizes a large exhibition in collaboration with the Dutch designers and Canadian curator Thierry-Maxime Loriot.
    April 20, 2018 09:24 AM
  • Ger van Elk, Russian Diplomacy, 1974. Collection Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. Photo: Rik Klein Gotink

    Forever Young? Impermanence in Photography

    Photography not only chronicles the passage of time, impermanence, and the ageing of people and things, but photographs themselves are uniquely impermanent objects.Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam presents Forever Young?, an exhibition that explores the relationship between photography and transience, from 30 March to 12 August. Spread out over five galleries, the presentation spotlights photographs that portray impermanence, and those that are themselves showing signs of age. The exhibition also looks at photography that plays with the suggestion of ageing, and artworks in which the combination of photography and other media can create conservation issues.The museum treats photographic objects in particular with extreme care, especially in the case of color photography, and artworks that combine photography with other materials. Despite being stored in carefully controlled conditions, early color photographs specifically have a tendency to redden over time, and the separate components in mixed media works sometimes age at different rates. Restoration is possible but only to a limited degree, and new digital editing and printing techniques can replace older analogue prints. However, these possibilities raise questions and dilemmas for everyone involved.An example of this complicated issue is Russian Diplomacy (1974) by Ger van Elk, in which the photograph is partly overpainted using acrylic paint. This paint has different qualities to the carrier, in addition to which, the materials are also mutually reactive. As a consequence of the varying ageing processes, the work looks different now to when it was made, and the original color relationships have been disrupted. In the exhibition Van Elk's work C'est moi qui fais la musique (1973) is also on show. Two prints of the work are on view: one the original, discolored airbrushed montage, and the other version remade by Van Elk himself in the early 2000s, using digital techniques.This presentation accompanies the project ‘Photographs and Preservation. How to Save Photographic Works for the Future?’, part of the Science4Arts program, financed by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). The University of Leiden is supervising three PhD research projects in the context of the program.(Photo: Rik Klein Gotink, Courtesy of Stedelijk Museum)
    April 19, 2018 05:05 PM
  • Leonid Izrailevich Lamm, Adam and Eve: Freedom is Recognized Necessity, 1984. Collectie Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

    Freedom Recognizes Necessity

    Collection presentation featuring art from the former Soviet Republics and satellite states acquired by the Stedelijk after the Cold War. Freedom is Recognized Necessity will be on view at the Stedelijk Museum from 3 March – 12 August 2018. The exhibition sheds light on a remarkable chapter in the Stedelijk’s collection history. Featured are artworks from the Soviet sphere of influence, acquired by the Stedelijk after the end of the Cold War.
    April 19, 2018 04:59 PM
  • Stedelijk stairwell decorated with a Keith Haring mural on the ceiling

    Keith Haring Canopy Returns to the Stedelijk

    On 12 October, the velum painted by Keith Haring (1958-1990) will be on display again at the Stedelijk Museum. The American artist painted the canopy, which filters daylight into the grand hallway, especially for his solo exhibition at the Stedelijk in 1986. For this show, Haring didn’t simply want to present artwork he’d already made – he insisted on making new work. Laying out the velum (which measures almost 40 x 66 feet, 12 x 20 meter) on the floor of one of the museum galleries, he painted it in just one day, using spray paint. Haring turned the event into an energy-fueled performance: while photographers and journalists looked on, he painted rapidly and rhythmically, moving over the canopy, hip-hop playing in the background. He filled the canopy with dancing, waving figures, crawling babies and squirming animals. Known as the ‘Keith Haring velum’, the painting was stretched below the monumental glass cupola above the historic staircase. The painting was an instant hit. Now, more than thirty years later and restored, the velum is back for everyone to enjoy.(Photo: Courtesy of Stedelijk)
    April 19, 2018 04:47 PM
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