Kunsthal Rotterdam literally turned Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen inside out! Due to maintenance of its depots, over 12,000 art objects crossed over, right through the Museum Park, to the daylight hall of the Kunsthal.
Numerous seventeenth century masterpieces by Frans Hals, Jacob van Ruisdael, Jan Steen, Paulus Moreelse and many others were put on display in salon arrangement, from top to bottom. Key works of Modern Art, from Giorgio Morandi to Frank Stella, and twentieth century art movements like minimal art, pop art and CoBrA have been brought together in a so-called ‘White Cube’. Besides collected Dutch works by amongst others Jan Schoonhoven, René Daniels and Co Westerik, also other startling paintings from the museum collection were placed in the spotlight. By opening up the diverse collection visitors got the opportunity to discover their personal favourites.
In total 9,998 paintings and objects from the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen repositories crossed Rotterdam's Museumpark to go on show in the Kunsthal.
Head of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen's Collection and Research Sector Jonieke van Es talks about this spectacular move, undertaken so that much-needed maintenance work can be done on the antiquated repositories.
Jannet de Goede, the Kunsthal's exhibition maker, talks about the challenge of presenting so many art objects in one of the Kunsthal's galleries. The Inside Out Exhibition ran from 6 February 2010 - 24 May 2010.
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