Two new City Curators for Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen has two new City Curators: Saskia van Kampen and Louise Schouwenberg. They take over the baton from Annemartine van Kesteren, Patricia Pulles and Bregje van Woensel, who jointly held this post from 2006 until 2008.
Over the next three years the two new City Curators will manage and present works by Rotterdam-based artists in the museum’s collection. They will undertake an intensive exploration of the city’s cultural terrain and will initiate a variety of exhibitions and projects in response to new developments. The appointment is for three years and is financed by the Municipality of Rotterdam.
Saskia van Kampen
Saskia van Kampen (1976) writes for the international art journal Flash Art, is part of the editorial board of Tubelight and organises a lecture series for W139 together with several young art historians, philosophers and artists. She studied fine art at the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Amsterdam and the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Utrecht. After a period as a practising artist she studied art history at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, specialising in art of the most recent period. She then studied for an MA in curating for which she worked for a year as Curator in Training at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.
Louise Schouwenberg (1954) writes about the visual arts and design and teaches on the MA course at the Design Academy Eindhoven. She has curated exhibitions for the Textielmuseum in Tilburg, the Centre Ceramique in Maastricht and the Fonds BKVB in Amsterdam. She has written monographs on Hella Jongerius and Marije Vogelzang and has interviewed artists and designers including Olafur Eliasson, Jurgen Bey, Jan de Cock, Bertjan Pot, Ni Haifeng and Edouard François for Frame magazine. She has also written critical articles about the relationship between art and design for Metropolis M, De Groene Amsterdammer and Domus. Louise Schouwenberg began her career as a visual artist after studying sculpture at the Rietveld Academie. She later studied art theory at the Jan van Eyck Academie and philosophy at the University of Amsterdam. She is currently studying philosophy at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam.
The policy plan and list of projects and presentations by former City Curators can be found at http://www.boijmans.nl/nl/3/organisatie ('Jaarverslag').
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