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from August 27 2016 until January 22 2017
For the first time in its history Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen is staging an exhibition exclusively devoted to children. Everything OK will run to 22 January 2017.
The works hang at children’s eye level in a specially designed homely environment addressed to children from the ages of four to twelve. Children up to the age of eighteen visit Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen for free, and it’s the same during Everything OK!
The museum aims to create a homely feeling so that the children feel at ease straight away – it’s shoes off, just like at home. Children will see a variety of holdings from the museum’s collection and be challenged to think about themselves and their world through the action of looking. Who am I really? What does my pet think of me? Where would I dream to live and why? The artworks are installed on the floor or hang low down so that the children can get a good, closer look at them. Children will discover the exhibition on their own, rather mediated through their parents. No pressure from anyone or anything, because everything – almost – is OK.
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen provides the children a selection of classical as well as modern and contemporary art from the Boijmans’ collection. The exhibition comprises a wide range of media, from paintings and sculptures to videos, photographies and installations. Boijmans zooms in on the individual and shows some self-portraits such as Mike Kelley’s Ahh…Youth!, Self-Portrait with Kermit by Wouter van Riessen and the video Dance or Excercise on the Perimeter of a Square by Bruce Nauman. Children can also be part of various artworks to experience art close up.
A video about the exhibition 'Everything OK!', recorded during the opening on Saturday 27 August 2016.
Now on show in galleries F, H and I.