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Contemporary Art in Rotterdam
June 2013

25 Years Rotterdam City Collection

From 8 June the museum is exhibiting a selection of artworks and design objects from the City Collection. The exhibition also features several works by artists and designers not yet represented in the collection, thus giving a tantalising glimpse of how the City Collection might look in the future.

Atelier Van Lieshout, Wombhouse, 2004. Collection Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen.
Atelier Van Lieshout, Wombhouse, 2004. Collection Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen.

The exhibition 'The City, the Artists and the Museum' includes a video animation by Han Hoogerbrugge (Rotterdam, 1963) and work by Lara Almarcegui (Zaragoza, 1972), art duo Bik Van der Pol, and Anne Wenzel (Schüttorf, 1972). Click here to watch the ARTtube video in which Anne Wenzel talks about the installation ‘Requiem of Heroism’, which was exhibited in the museum in 2010.

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Rotterdam City Collection, the museum has commissioned two artists to make a new work that responds to the exhibition and the space. 2011 Prix de Rome winner Edward Clydesdale Thomson (Dundee, 1982) has created an installation in one of the large windows in the exhibition space, connecting the interior with the exterior. Under the title ‘Forever Young’, Hendrik-Jan Hunneman (Noordoostpolder, 1970) has made a monumental curtain of transparent plastic that connects all the individual works in the exhibition.
Proposal by Hendrik-Jan Hunneman for a site-specific work for Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen.

Design in Rotterdam
The museum is also showing design from the museum’s collection and the City Collection. The exhibition ‘Design in Rotterdam’ illustrates the city’s outspoken character with works by Joep van Lieshout, Jurgen Bey, Richard Hutten, Bas van Beek and many others. Read more about the exhibition to honour the 25th anniversary of the Rotterdam City Collection here.
Bertjan Pot, Random Chair, 2003. Purchase with support from the Mondriaan Fund. Collection Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen.

With thanks to
The exhibition 'The City, the Artists and the Museum' has been made possible with the support of the Stichting Bevordering van Volkskracht.

In addition to a structural subsidy from the City of Rotterdam, the following organisations have supported the Rotterdam City Collection over the years: Mondriaan Fund (formerly the Mondriaan Foundation and Fonds BKVB), Centrum Beeldende Kunst in Rotterdam, Adessium Foundation, Stokroos Foundation, Rotterdam Design Prize, H+F Patronage, VSBfonds, European Ceramic Work Centre, Port of Rotterdam Authority, Eneco, BankGiro Lottery, Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen.

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