Press - Season 2011/2012
Rotterdam, August 2011

Coming in Autumn 2011

Marijke van Warmerdam, JCJ VANDERHEYDEN and design in Boijmans.

JCJ VANDERHEYDEN, 1990, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
JCJ VANDERHEYDEN, 1990, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

Dr Elie van Rijckevorsel – A Collection of Collections
10 September 2011 - 29 January 2012

From ethnographic artefacts from Indonesia and Brazil to Chinese and Japanese porcelain and historical European glass: the wide-ranging collections of the nineteenth-century Rotterdam-based physicist, globe-trotter and collector Elie van Rijckevorsel are being brought together in an exhibition this autumn. His idiosyncratic and cosmopolitan view of the world is still relevant and inspiring today. The exhibition coincides with the publication of a book to celebrate the hundredth anniversary of the Erasmus Foundation, established by Van Rijckevorsel in 1911.

24 september 2011 - 29 januari 2012

At the end of September, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen will open an exhibition by one of the most important artists of the last fifty years: JCJ VANDERHEYDEN. The exhibition will be split across two galleries. One gallery will contain an open chest housing a collection of works. This chest is like a microcosm of the artist’s ideas. The second gallery will contain a selection of paintings, photographs and other works from the artist’s oeuvre.

New Energy in Design and Art
15 October 2011 - 26 February 2012

For several decades artists and designers have been creating futuristic visions of a sustainable society. These innovative future visions are becoming increasingly relevant. There is clearly a great need for a new balance in our living environment. In the exhibition ‘New Energy in Design and Art’ Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen presents numerous innovative experiments in the field of sustainable energy.

Marijke van Warmerdam - Close by in the distance
29 October 2011 - 22 January 2012

At the end of 2011 Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen is organising a major retrospective of the Dutch artist Marijke van Warmerdam, curated by Jan Debbaut. The 1500 m2 exhibition embraces her diverse body of work, comprising films, videos, photographs, and sculptures. Her work presents a vision of reality that is as light-hearted as it is concentrated. For example, her film Dream machine (2006) shows – in slow motion and extreme close-up – the consequences of a drop of milk slowly dissolving in a glass of water.

Intervention #18 Sheila Hicks - Cent Minimes
19 November 2011 - 4 March 2012

This autumn Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen presents an installation of a hundred textile works by the artist Sheila Hicks (1934, Hastings, Nebraska). In her work Sheila Hicks interweaves art, craft and architecture in a unique manner. She makes paintless paintings, textile graffiti and installations. This exhibition will present a hundred small woven works (Minimes) that Hicks has made over the past fifty years. ‘Cent Minimes’ tells the story of an artist with a unique personality and a life full of colour, structure and composition.

Intervention #19 Frans Dijkmeijer
26 November 2011 - 4 March 2012

The Dutch textile designer Frans Dijkmeijer (1936) is known for his timeless and often innovative designs. His fabrics are used for upholstery and interiors and are very popular among young furniture designers around the world. From 1966 to 1980 Dijkmeijer worked for the textile firm De Ploeg. He currently works as a free-lance designer for the renowned Danish textile company Kvadrat. In Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen Dijkmeijer’s fabrics will be shown in an installation by the Dutch designer Bertjan Pot (1975).

Rotterdam Design Prize
26 November 2011 - 12 February 2012

Next year’s competition for the prestigious Rotterdam Design Prize marks the 11th edition. The shortlisted entries will be presented in a major design exhibition at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in the autumn of 2011. Joanna van der Zanden will serve as Artistic Director for the Rotterdam Design Prize 2011. The Board of the Rotterdam Design Prize, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen and Premsela, Dutch Platform for Design and Fashion, are looking forward to a fruitful collaboration.