Aernout Mik
23 May 2013

Join this special stedelijk|film evening with artist Aernout Mik, organized in conjunction with his current exhibition COMMUNITAS at the Stedelijk. Exhibition curator Leontine Coelewij will engage in discussion with Mik, about the exhibition as well as the development of his recent work. In addition, Mik will present some fragments of his work that have not been exhibited before.

Photo: Tomek Whitfield
Photo: Tomek Whitfield


Location: Teijin Auditorium, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
Tijd: 8 - 9:45 PM
Language: Dutch
Entrance: Entrance price to the Stedelijk Museum + € 2.50
Reservations: It is necessary to make a reservation. Send an e-mail to, stating your full name, e-mail address, telephone number, and the date of the program you want to attend.

Communitas occupies the entire exhibition space in the basement of the Stedelijk’s new wing, where the artist designed a dynamic architectural environment for the display of his video projections. In his work, Mik provides a precise and razor-sharp commentary on the psychosocial situation of contemporary society. This stedelijk|film evening will provide a special insight into Mik’s artistic practice as Leontine Coelewij will discuss with Mik the important themes in his work and how he incorporates them in his installations. Furthermore, the public will have the opportunity to see some pieces of Mik’s work that have never before been exhibited.

More information about the speakers

Leontine Coelewij is the curator of the Stedelijk Museum’s presentations department. Coelewij also founded the Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam  in 1993 and served as its director until 1998.. She is the curator of Aernout Mik’s “Communitas” exhibition and is currently working on various solo exhibitions which will be presented at the Stedelijk over the next few years.

Aernout Mik is a visual artist, internationally renowned for his installations and films. After completing his studies at the Minerva Academy (Groningen), he was an artist in residence at De Ateliers in Amsterdam in 1994. His work is exhibited internationally – including at the Venice Biennale in 1997 and 2007 – and is part of the collections of various large museums, such as the Stedelijk Museum.