gallery talks

Natasja Kensmil
26 Oct 2012

Location: Schiphol Hal (entrance hall)
Language: Dutch
Entrance: Visitors only pay entrance to the museum (special discounts apply).
Reservations: It is necessary to make a reservation. Send an e-mail to reservations@stedelijk.nl, stating your full name, e-mail address, telephone number, and the date of the event for which you want to reserve a seat.

After the museum reopens, the Stedelijk will continue the series stedelijk|gallery talks, in which well-known scientists, artists, curators, and critics organize a tour around a selection of exhibited works in the museum on the basis of their own expertise and background.

Natasja Kensmil, visual artist, will give a Gallery Talk in the afternoon.

More information about the speaker:

The visual artist Natasja Kensmil lives and works in Amsterdam. She studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy (Amsterdam, 1992-1996), after which she participated in the program of De Ateliers (Amsterdam, 1996-1998). History is an important theme in Kensmil’s work. Her images of fear are enigmatic, often related to religion and mythological stories. In her paintings and drawings, it is the light and dark colors that are striking at first glance, and then the other colors unfold, as well as the disquieting images that are concealed on and under the skin. In recent years, Kensmil has had several solo exhibitions, including "Sleeping Beauty" (2011), "Raw Couples" (2009), (both Paul Adriesse, Amsterdam), and "Frozen Queen" (2010) (Michael Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa). In addition, she has exhibited in several international group exhibitions. Her most recent exhibitions were "Kids" (2012) (Contemporary Fine Art, CFA-Berlin), "Silent Revolution" (2012) (Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia), and "Voth" (2011) (Krasnoyarsk Museum Centre, Moscow MoMa, Hermitage Kazan).