Larry Bell and Ann Goldstein
18 Apr 2013

Larry Bell, November 2010. Photo: Hedi Slimane
Larry Bell, November 2010. Photo: Hedi Slimane

April 18, 2013, 8 - 9:30 pm

Location: Teijin Auditorium, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
Language: English
Entrance: Entrance price to the Stedelijk Museum + additional charge € 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.

The Stedelijk Museum, in close collaboration with Kunstverein, is honored to present a new stedelijk|forum edition with the acclaimed artist Larry Bell, the contemporary American artist and sculptor who became known for his multimedia approach and important work in Minimal Art. Following his artist talk, during which he will discuss his latest work, Bell will engage in a conversation with Stedelijk director Ann Goldstein.

Larry Bell's work emerged in the mid-1960’s, and is often included in major exhibitions of Minimal Art. His work was shown in the first exhibit to focus on Minimal art, “Primary Structures”, at the Jewish Museum in 1966. Bell’s work was also included in the seminal Museum of Modern Art exhibition, “The Responsive Eye”, in 1965. More recently, Bell’s work was prominently presented in the Museum of Contemporary Art’s show, “A Minimal Future? Art as Object 1958-1968” (curated by Ann Goldstein), and discussed at length in the catalogue essays.

Bell is one of the most prominent and influential artists to have come out of the Los Angeles art scene of the 1960s, first showing at the Huysman Gallery, and then at Ferus. He became associated with the most important movements at the time, such as Light and Space art and what was described as "Finish Fetish" (a term coined by the late critic John Coplans). Bell has continued to investigate the complexities of highly refined surface treatments of glass, as well as large-scale sculptural installations.


Larry Bell  (born in 1939 in  Chicago, Illinois) is an American artist. He lives and works in Taos, New Mexico, and maintains a studio in Venice, California. He is in Amsterdam for the exhibition “Larry Bell, Sarah Crowner meet Marlow Moss”, opening 20 April at Kunstverein. Bell is jointly invited by SMA and KV to hold an artist talk on Thursday 18 April. Please visit for further details.

Ann Goldstein has served as the Director of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam since January 2010. Prior to joining the Stedelijk Museum, Goldstein enjoyed a 26-year tenure at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA), where she was senior curator. At MOCA, she was recognized for her expertise in the fields of Minimal and Conceptual art of the 1960s and 70s, as well as current practices. In April 2012, in recognition of her work, the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College presented Ann Goldstein with the Audrey Irmas Award for Curatorial Excellence.