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March 2013

Looking Ahead to the Summer

After a spring filled with exceptional exhibitions, the museum still has plenty in store for you over the summer, in the museum as well as at the Submarine Wharf, the museum’s summertime annex in the Port of Rotterdam.

Courtyard Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, photo: Fred Ernst
Courtyard Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, photo: Fred Ernst

Submarine Wharf – XXXL
Klaas Kloosterboer, Chris Martin and Jim Shaw

For this year’s exhibition, the Submarine Wharf is being placed in the hands of the painters Klaas Kloosterboer, Chris Martin and Jim Shaw. These artists will transform the 5,000 m2 of exhibition space in the Port of Rotterdam into a gigantic art studio. The artists will be working at the wharf in the months and weeks prior to the opening, creating an exhibition in situ with a combination of new and existing work. Kloosterboer is the painter-inventor of the three and constantly strives to renew the art of painting. Chris Martin is the ‘savage painter’ whose work transforms itself into energy. Jim Shaw is the ‘storyteller’ who approaches painting as a medium for a never-ending visual narrative about the fiction of American society.

The exhibition in the Submarine Wharf is a collaboration between the Port of Rotterdam and Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. You can read more about the exhibition on the website.

Visit ARTtube to view videos of previous exhibitions in the Submarine Wharf, such as: Atelier van Lieshout in 2010, Elmgreen & Dragset in 2011 and Sarkis in 2012.

Sensory Spaces
Starting this summer and continuing for the next three years, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen will be presenting a succession of solo exhibitions by leading contemporary artists from the Netherlands and abroad. They will be specially creating a new work of art for the museum or a new installation for the museum’s Willem van de Vorm Gallery. You can find further information here. This new ‘Sensory Spaces’ series has been made possible thanks to the generous support of AMMODO.

The City Collection’s 25th Anniversary
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Rotterdam City Collection. To mark this jubilee, in the summer the museum is mounting an exhibition with work by internationally renowned contemporary artists from Rotterdam, such as Atelier Van Lieshout, Daan van Golden and Erik van Lieshout.

Joep van Lieshout says the following about the Rotterdam City Collection:
“It is important that a museum plays a role in the city and that different groups - artists as well as institutions - strengthen and propagate culture by working together. And that is why it is important that the City Collection exists.”

You can read more about the exhibition by clicking here.

The summer exhibitions are set to open on Saturday, 8 June. You are more than welcome to attend, so mark the date in your diary right now!