gallery talks

Isa Genzken through the eyes of Willem de Rooij
19 Feb 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
Time
3 - 4 pm
Language
Dutch
Admission
Entrance price to the Stedelijk Museum + € 2.50
Details
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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.

More about the guest speaker

Willem de Rooij (1969) lives and works in Berlin. Central to his work are the selection and combination of images in a variety of media, ranging from sculpture to photography, film and texts. De Rooij analyses conventions of presentation and representation and constructs tensions between historical, political and autonomous sources. His early film installations, made with Jeroen de Rijke, already had a sculptural character. Recent exhibitions make use of existing objects and works by other artists. 

Since 2006, De Rooij is Professor of Fine Arts at the Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste (Städelschule) in Frankfurt am Main. He studied art history at the University of Amsterdam and art at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie and the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam. Recent solo exhibitions include The Impassioned No at Le Consortium, Dijon (2015), Character is Fate at Witte de With, Rotterdam (2015), Untilted at Kunstverein München, Munich (2012), Crazy Repelled Firelight at Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York (2011) and Intolerance at Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin (2010). His works can be found in the collections of the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, MUMOK in Vienna, Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin, Centre Pompidou in Paris, MOCA in Los Angeles and MOMA in New York.

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, 15 Jan 2016
Isa Genzken through the eyes of Melanie Bonajo
Language: Dutch
Location: Exhibition galleries
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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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