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The New Collection

from June 27 2009 until October 11 2009

Robert Gober, Hanging Man / Sleeping Man behang, courtesy of the artist. Robert Gober, Untitled, 2006, photo: Andrew Rogers, courtesy of the artist Robert Gober, Untitled, 2005-2006, courtesy of the artist and Matthew Marks Gallery Robert Gober, Untitled (torso), 1976-2000 Helena van der Kraan, Emma, 1997

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen is exhibiting a selection of Works from the contemporary art collection. These are works by artists like Adam Colton and Emo Verkerk, whose careers the museum has been following with great interest for many years, and recent purchases from artists such as Berend Strik and Klaas Kloosterboer.

Recent purchases are also shown in combination with works that the museum has on long-term loan from private individuals. This presentation illustrates the purchasing decisions of the past and outlines the future direction of the collection. In some cases, the display includes items from the collection alongside loans from the artists or from their galleries that give an idea of their current work. This is a way for the museum to consider future purchases for the collection in public against the background of previous choices. Subsequent presentations of works in the collection will feature ensembles by Robert Gober, Daan van Golden, Sarah Lucas, Helena van der Kraan, Maria Roosen, Sharon Lockhart and others.