Contemporary artist Karin van Dam (1959) created the installation Bumping Tumble exclusively for the museum as Intervention #5 within ‘The Collection One’. The work descended like an unfolding parachute from the museum dome. Bumping Tumble presented itself as an organism constructed from floats, ropes, buoys and fenders.
The museum is giving contemporary art a prominent place in its new displays in the form of three artist’s presentations that reflect upon the collection and the building. These visual statements are intensified through alternation with works from the permanent collection, establishing a dialogue that heightens the senses and encourages contemplation. Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen has an active programme of exhibiting and responding to leading international artists.