Nieuwsbrief
Press Newsletter May 2008
May 2008

Purchase key work Charley Toorop

PRESS RELEASE - Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen has acquired an important painting by Charley Toorop from the estate of Arthur Lehning. The self-portrait is an excellent addition to the museum’s collection and is currently undergoing restoration. This autumn the painting will be shown alongside all the artist’s self-portraits and other key works in a major retrospective exhibition. READ ON...

Charley Toorop, Self portrait, 1928, 33 x 27 cm. Fotograaf: Ernst Moritz. Museum Boijmans Van  Beuningen, Rotterdam
Charley Toorop, Self portrait, 1928, 33 x 27 cm. Fotograaf: Ernst Moritz. Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam


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Acquisition unique 16th-century drawing

PRESS RELEASE - Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen has acquired a unique drawing by the 16th-century artist Pieter Aertsen. ‘The Sacrifice of Iphigeneia’ is one of the few known drawings by the master and is the first of his works on paper to be acquired for the extensive collection of drawings housed in the museum. READ ON...

Pieter Aertsen, The Sacrifice of Iphigeneia, c. 1560, drawing in pen in brown on paper, 119 x 260 mm. Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam
Pieter Aertsen, The Sacrifice of Iphigeneia, c. 1560, drawing in pen in brown on paper, 119 x 260 mm. Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam


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Renovation entrance area

May 26 – September 27 2008
On Monday May 26th, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen will commence its renovation of the museum entrance lay-out. Until September 27th, the present entrance and the museum courtyard will be closed off to the public. During the architectural work, the original entrance underneath the tower will provide entry to the museum. The renovation will turn the entrance area into a contemporary meetingplace for knowledge and culture, serving as an ‘open museum’ that is freely accessible to everyone.



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Roy Villevoye
Detours

Films, Photographic works, Installations (including collaborations with Jan Dietvorst)
14 June – 10 August 2008
PRESS RELEASE - This summer Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen presents an exhibition of photographic works, films, installations, billboards, slide projections and paintings by Roy Villevoye (1960, Maastricht). The museum devoted a solo exhibition to the artist twenty years ago. Detours is a survey of the work that Villevoye has made since the late 1980s, when he turned away from painting. This exhibition provides the first comprehensive view of his recent artistic practice. READ ON...

Roy Villevoye, Preparations, photographic work, 2007
Roy Villevoye, Preparations, photographic work, 2007


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Limited/Unlimited
One Hundred Years of Dutch Design

14 June – 12 October 2008
PRESS RELEASE - On 14 June, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen will open the exhibition Limited/Unlimited – One Hundred Years of Dutch Design, in which the museum will use a fixed timeline to mirror traditional craftsmanship and industrial design. The exhibition represents one of the characteristics of Dutch design: the co-existence of unique objects and serial production. The exhibition was prompted by the publication of the book Dutch Design Culture, in which the museum curator discusses 20th-century Dutch design in a social and artistic context. READ ON...

Advertising board Van Nelle’s Tabak!, 1925, metal, 99x49 cm. Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam
Advertising board Van Nelle’s Tabak!, 1925, metal, 99x49 cm. Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam


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Yayoi Kusama
Mirrored Years

23 August - 19 October 2008
This exhibition of Japanese master Yayoi Kusama (Matsumoto, 1929) will show a precise combination or 'confrontation' of early installations, films and sculptures from the 60s and 70s, with a group of more recent works. Recent developments in contemporary art put a new light on the importance and historical relevance of Yayoi Kusama's work. Working in a highly personal language and many different techniques, Kusama shows a lifetime interest in visual perception and sensory experiences.

Yayoi Kusama, Invisible Life, 2000, convex mirrors, variable dimensions. By courtesy of the artist
Yayoi Kusama, Invisible Life, 2000, convex mirrors, variable dimensions. By courtesy of the artist


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