The 2010 Municipal Art Acquisitions jury has selected the following artists:
Yael Bartana (1970, Kfar Yehezkel, Israel)
Lonnie van Brummelen (1969, Soest, the Netherlands) / Siebren de Haan(1966, Dordrecht, the Netherlands)
Ruth Buchanan (1980, New Plymouth, New Zealand)
Hala Elkoussy (1974, Cairo, Egypt)
Marianne Flotron (1970, Meiringen, Switzerland)
Zachary Formwalt (1979, Albany GA, USA)
Melissa Gordon (1981, Boston MA, USA)
Nicoline van Harskamp (1975, Hazerswoude, the Netherlands)
David Jablonowski (1982, Bochum, Germany)
Rob Johannesma (1970, Geleen, the Netherlands)
Iris Kensmil (1970, Amsterdam, the Netherlands)
Gert Jan Kocken (1971, Ravestein, the Netherlands)
Job Koelewijn (1962, Spakenburg, the Netherlands)
Rachel Koolen (1979, Rotterdam, the Netherlands)
Renzo Martens (1973, Sluiskil, the Netherlands)
Lucia Nimcova (1977, Humenne, Slovakia)
Wendelien van Oldenborgh (1962, Rotterdam, the Netherlands)
Barbara Visser (1966, Haarlem, the Netherlands)
Mieke Van de Voort (1972, Nijmegen, the Netherlands)
The members of the Municipal Art Acquisitions jury 2010 are:
Jelle Bouwhuis (chairman of the jury and curator of the exhibition), Valentijn Byvanck (director of the Museum of National History), Binna Choi (director of Casco, Utrecht), Roy Villevoye (artist) and Krist Gruijthuijsen (co-director Kunstverein and freelance curator).
The Municipal Art Acquisitions exhibition offers an important overview of the current state of the visual arts, photography, design and the applied arts in the Netherlands. Organized annually by the Stedelijk Museum and curated by an invited guest curator, this event focuses on one particular discipline or theme. With each edition of the exhibition, works are selected by the Stedelijk Museum‘s director for acquisition for the collection of the Stedelijk Museum.
Monumentalism will be accompanied by a catalogue co-edited by Bouwhuis and Margriet Schavemaker, Head of Research and Collections, Stedelijk Museum, with contributions by the editors, Jennifer Allen (art critic), Hendrik Folkerts (art historian) and Joep Leerssen (historian). The book will also include information on the artists in the exhibition and a reprint of an article titled "The Goodness of Nations" by anthropologist/political scientist Benedict Anderson.
The bilingual (Dutch and English) volume is co-published by the Stedelijk Museum and NAi Publishers. Suggested retail price: € 19.50.
The exhibition is partially funded by the City of Amsterdam.