exhibition

monumentalism
28 Aug 2010 - 9 Jan 2011

Lucia Nimcova, Milkmaids
Lucia Nimcova, Milkmaids

Another highlight of The Temporary Stedelijk is the exhibition Monumentalism—History and National Identity in Contemporary Art: Proposal for Municipal Art Acquisitions 2010, which will occupy one half of the ground floor galleries. The 2010 presentation of this highly anticipated annual exhibition of works by artists living and/or working in The Netherlands will address the concepts of history and national identity.

The exceptionally large number of diverse submissions this year, 359 in all, demonstrates the particular significance and relevance of the theme. Curated by Jelle Bouwhuis, head of the Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam, the exhibition will feature the work of 19 artists, including Yael Bartana, Hala Elkoussy, Iris Kensmil, Job Koelewijn, Gert Jan Kocken, Renzo Martens, and Barbara Visser.

Some works will be presented at the Stedelijk Museum for the first time. As is traditional with this exhibition, acquisitions for the collection are selected by the Stedelijk Museum’s director, and during the course of the exhibition, Ann Goldstein will announce which of the works are to be acquired.

Artists in Monumentalism

Yael Bartana
Lonnie van Brummelen / Siebren de Haan
Ruth Buchanan 
Hala Elkoussy
Marianne Flotron 
Zachary Formwalt 
Melissa Gordon 
Nicoline van Harskamp 
David Jablonowski 
Rob Johannesma 
Iris Kensmil 
Gert Jan Kocken 
Job Koelewijn 
Rachel Koolen 
Renzo Martens 
Lucia Nimcova 
Wendelien van Oldenborgh
Barbara Visser
Mieke Van de Voort

Wall texts

Wall texts introduction gallery Monumentalism

Wall texts exhibited works Monumentalism

Read more about Monumentalism in the official press release.