gallery talks

pj roggeband
15 Nov 2013

meeting point Schiphol Lounge (entrance hall)
2 - 3 pm
Entrance price to the Stedelijk Museum

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.

Black Square/PJ Roggeband, courtesy of the artist.
Black Square/PJ Roggeband, courtesy of the artist.

The Stedelijk Museum is delighted to present a new series of Gallery Talks to accompany the exhibition Kazimir Malevich and the Russian Avant-Garde. The speakers of the Gallery Talks are renowned experts in the field of modern art, particularly the historical avant-garde. During this afternoon artist and writer PJ Roggeband will give a guided tour about the exhibition. 

More information about the speaker

Artist PJ Roggeband works at the intersection of drawing and language. In addition to exhibitions and performances, he initiates a variety of projects that situate art in the public realm. A key example of that is his recent soccer and art project Terreinwinst (translation: Terrain Gain) in collaboration with the Amsterdam-based soccer club ASV Arsenal. Since 2002, PJ Roggeband is interested in the number 11 and 11-letter words in particular. The results of this remarkable endeavor have been published in the literary magazine Tirade and performed at such festivals as Wintertuin and Poetry International. According to some, the website of his Elfletterig Genootschap ( (translation: Eleven Letters Society) has expanded to one of the broadest weblogs in the world. PJ Roggeband is a great admirer of the Russian avant-gardists, especially the work of Velimir Chlebnikov and Kazimir Malevich.