gallery talks

A different perspective on the collection with Martijn van Nieuwenhuyzen
5 Aug 2016

In honor of Amsterdam Gay Pride / EuroPride 2016, the Stedelijk Museum has invited three speakers to share their perspectives on the museum’s collection from an LGBTQI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning and Intersex) related viewpoint.

Stedelijk Museum, meeting point at Schiphol Lounge
3 - 4 pm
Entrance ticketStedelijk Museum + € 2,50
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During these Gallery Talks, Aynouk Tan (fashion journalist), Christine Quinan (Gender Studies, Utrecht University) and Martijn van Nieuwenhuyzen (curator Stedelijk Museum) will guide you through their selections of artworks from the collection. They will offer personal insights and interpretations, and discuss their selections with a particular emphasis on queer, feminist and gender studies, as well as LGBTQI-related angles.

Join us during Pride Week to experience the Stedelijk collection from the unique perspective of these three speakers!


More information about the speaker

Martijn van Nieuwenhuyzen has been a curator at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam since 1995. He organised various solo exhibitions, for example of Gabriel Orozco, Gilbert & George, Tino Sehgal, Wolfgang Tillmans, De Rijke/De Rooij and Isa Genzken, and group exhibitions like Wild Walls (1995), Peiling 5 (1996) and Beyond Imagination (2012). From 1996 until 2006 he was head of the Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam (SMBA) and from 2000 until 2003 he was associate director exhibitions of the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in London. In 2005 he was a curator of the filminstallation Mandarin Ducks, from De Rijke/De Rooij, for the Dutch pavilion of the 51st Venice Biennial. 

Van Nieuwenhuyzen has been involved with various projects and exhibitions that responded to queer and gay-related topics. In conjunction with the activist exhibition series Commitment, organized by the Stedelijk during the AIDS crisis of the early 1990s, among other projects he created a presentation with posters by Félix González-Torres and screened Derek Jarman’s film Blue. He later initiated the exhibition From the Corner of the Eye (1998), featuring art in which the homosexual or queer gaze is articulated in unexpected ways and engages with the other signifying layers of the works. The exhibition opened in the context of the Amsterdam Gay Games (1998), for which Van Nieuwenhuyzen also commissioned posters by artists such as Bhupen Khakhar, Robert Wilson, Catherine Opie and Wolfgang Tillmans, to be spread throughout the city.