Press - Season 2011/2012
Rotterdam, August 2011

Expected in 2012

Absalon, Istanbul Modern, Sarkis in the Submarine Wharf and more...

Submarine Wharf at the Port of Rotterdam, photo: Thijs de Lange, 2011
Submarine Wharf at the Port of Rotterdam, photo: Thijs de Lange, 2011

50 Years of Galerie Delta
28 January - 20 May 2012

Hans Sonnenberg has been running Galerie Delta in Rotterdam since 1962. Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen presents a homage accompanied by a small publication: 50 Years of Galerie Delta in Rotterdam.

11 February - 13 May 2012

Next spring Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen will present a retrospective exhibition of the Israeli artist Absalon (1964-1993). He left behind an impressive oeuvre comprising so-called ‘Cellules’ (white architectonic structures), scale models, drawings, photographs and several films.

The Collection Enriched - Applied art and design
From April 2012

The new displays of the collection of European painting – ‘The Collection Enriched’ – opened several months ago. In 2012 the displays in ten galleries in the Van der Steur building will focus on applied art and design. This survey will be augmented with masterpieces on loan from other collections thus providing an overview of art and design from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century.

Istanbul Modern
3 March - 3 June 2012

An exchange with Istanbul Modern in Turkey’s cultural hotspot to celebrate the 400th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the Netherlands and Turkey. Istanbul Modern is the only museum for contemporary art in Turkey and welcomes more than 1500 visitors every day from the whole country. Works from the collection of Istanbul Modern will be shown in Rotterdam while a selection of works from the collection of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen will be exhibited in Istanbul.

Submarine Wharf
2 June - 30 September 2012
The Turkish-Armenian artist Sarkis (1938, lives in Paris and Istanbul) has been invited to create an exhibition in the Submarine Wharf in Rotterdam’s harbour in 2012. Atelier Van Lieshout made the first exhibition in this venue – ‘Infernopolis’ in 2010 and this summer the Scandinavian art duo Elmgreen & Dragset have transformed the site into a surreal experience.

The Road to Van Eyck
13 October 2012 - 13 January 2013

In 2008 Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen organised the successful exhibition ‘Early Hollanders. Paintings from the Late Middle Ages’. The successor to this exhibition goes one step further back in history and ends with Jan van Eyck (c.1390-1441). The exhibition is an art-historical voyage of discovery and will present the only images we have of Holland in the early Middle Ages. Practically all the paintings that still exist from this period will be assembled in Rotterdam. This is the first time that all these paintings have been brought together. And because of their fragile condition, it will also be the last time. After Rotterdam the exhibition will travel to The National Museums’ Gemäldegalerie in Berlin.