Autumn 2009: The Art of Fashion
September 2009


This autumn, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen is staging some exceptional exhibitions. Here is a calendar with our upcoming events, including a preview of the winter exhibitions.

Masterpiece or copy? Anthony Van Dyck
5 December 2009 – 14 February 2010
The painting ‘Saint Jerome’ by Anthony Van Dyck (1599-1641) is part of the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen collection. A second version exists in the Nationalmuseum in Stockholm. Both works have recently been restored, a process resulting in essential differences between the two. The question is which of them is the original, and whether the other canvas is a copy or a replication. Using X-ray and infrared technology, the presentation of the two paintings gives insight into the research.

Mercenaries and Turks
5 December 2009 – 7 March 2010
The museum’s Print Room is exhibiting two extraordinary series of coloured woodcuts from the German renaissance. The collection of prints is part of a recovered treasure that was missing for fifty years. One series shows Swiss and German mercenaries in colourful clothing. The other series is of great cultural-historical value and shows Turkish soldiers on horses and camels.

Jac. Jongert, designer
19 December 2009 – 18 April 2010
Showing 300 pieces of his work, the museum presents an overview of Jac. Jongerts oeuvre. Between 1905 and 1940, he was one of the foremost designers in advertisements, book covers, textile and glass objects. His designs for Van Nelle coffee and tobacco manufacturers cover half the exhibition. Jongert played an important part in the design education of his age and was driven by social idealism. The exhibition shows Jongert as one of the very first advertising designers, creating art for the masses.

Radio Red – Moritz Ebinger
19 December 2009 – 7 February 2010
The Swiss artist Moritz Ebinger is building a radio studio in the entrance area complete with microphones, a table, chairs, pens, record turntables and other objects. He is covering all the objects with a thick layer of red paint. From this studio he will make a radio broadcast about the colour red. Ebinger will interview other artists, students, random visitors, politicians and museum staff.

Carsten Höller
30 January 2010 – 25 April 2010
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen is mounting an extraordinary exhibition of the work of the contemporary artist Carsten Höller (1961). He concentrates on varied, open-ended experiments that explore man’s interaction with his surroundings. His works home in on our visual perception, showing how it functions and can be manipulated. His oeuvre is part of a trend in contemporary art focusing on the perceived world and the conditioning of mankind from an anthropological perspective.

Notion Motion – Olafur Eliasson
Summer 2010
In 2005 the Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson developed a work especially for Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in which the central theme was the visualisation of light waves. Notion Motion, an interactive installation covering 1,500 m2, can be seen again this summer.

Van Dongen
18 September 2010 – 23 January 2011
A world-class exhibition to match the extraordinary artistic verve of Kees van Dongen. Through a selection of eighty paintings, the exhibition charts Van Dongen’s early years, his breakthrough and his later international success. While offering an overview of his entire career, the exhibition focuses on the period 1907-1914 which was so crucial to his artistic development.