gallery talks

Isa Genzken Through the Eyes of Melanie Bonajo
15 Jan 2016

Well-known speakers from the fields of fine arts, architecture, music and fashion have been invited to share their views and perspectives on the exhibition Isa Genzken: Mach Dich hübsch!

Location
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
Time
3 - 4 pm
Language
Dutch
Admission
Entrance price to the Stedelijk Museum + € 2.50
Reservations

It is necessary to make a reservation. Make your reservation here.

Melanie Bonajo
Melanie Bonajo
Melanie Bonajo, Night Soil  Economy of Love, 2015
Melanie Bonajo, Night Soil Economy of Love, 2015

The speakers will guide a small group of visitors through their personal selection of works in the exhibition. This series of gallery talks will address a wide range of aspects and establish cross-disciplinary connections with the central themes in Isa Genzken’s body of work.

ABOUT THE GUEST SPEAKER MELANIE BONAJO

Melanie Bonajo examines the paradoxes inherent in ideas about comfort. Through her videos, performances, photographs and installations, Bonajo studies subjects that are related to the concept of progress and undermine the individual’s sense of belonging. She looks at the way technological advances and commodity-based pleasures increase feelings of alienation. Captivated by notions of the divine she explores the spiritual emptiness of her generation, examines peoples’ shifting relationship with nature, and attempts to understand existential questions by looking at our domestic situations, our ideas about classification and gender, and our attitudes toward value. Melanie Bonajo has exhibited and performed in various (international) art institutions, such as de Appel Arts Centre, Amsterdam, Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, the Moscow Biennale, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, and PPOW Gallery, New York. Her films have been screened at festivals such as the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) and the Berlinale.

Practical information about the gallery talks

The gallery talks in the series Isa Genzken: Mach Dich hübsch! are being held by five speakers, all from his or her own discipline. All the gallery talks can be attended seperately. 

stedelijk|forum, 22 Jan 2016
Isa Genzken th Arno van Rosmalen
Language: Dutch
Location: Exhibition galleries
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stedelijk|forum, 29 Jan 2016
Isa Genzken through the eyes of Valentijn de Hingh 
Language: Dutch
Location: Exhibition galleries
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stedelijk|forum, 12 Feb
Isa Genzken through the eyes of Cas Hieltjes
Language: Dutch
Location: Exhibition galleries
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stedelijk|forum, 19 Feb 2016
Isa Genzken through the eyes of Willem de Rooij
Language: Dutch
Location: Exhibition galleries
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