stedelijk @ stedelijk
Photo: John Lewis Marshall
The Stedelijk Museum is proud to announce the final installment of the Temporary Stedelijk: Stedelijk @ Stedelijk. It includes a Pecha Kucha night at the Stedelijk, and a dance performance by Emio Greco | PC that kicks off the official opening week of the museum. The Stedelijk @ Stedelijk program will take place under the canopy of the new museum building on the Museumplein, inaugurating the newest public space in the city of Amsterdam. Set between the Amsterdam Uitmarkt and the grand reopening of the Stedelijk on September 23, Stedelijk @ Stedelijk welcomes visitors back to the Museumplein, celebrating both the recent nomadic history of the institution and the historical reopening that will reestablish the museum as an international and trend-setting center for modern and contemporaryart.
- Pecha Kucha @ Stedelijk - September 13, 9 - 11 pm
- Emio Greco | PC - La Commedia - September 16, 3 - 4 pm
Location: under the canopy of the new museum building
A brief history of temporality
After the closure of the old building on the Paulus Potterstraat for extensive renovation and expansion in 2004, the Stedelijk embarked on a journey throughout the city of Amsterdam that would change the face of the museum. Temporarily located in the Post CS building next to Central Station, the Stedelijk manifested as a pop-up institution from 2004 until 2008, organizing numerous exhibitions, including the acclaimed Andy Warhol retrospective. Initiated in 2008, the Stedelijk in de Stad program turned the museum into a nomad, traveling through different parts of the city of Amsterdam to organize discussions, meetings, and community art projects. Visitors were welcomed back into the Stedelijk’s newly-renovated original building in August 2010, while construction on the new building continued. Operating as an institution that occupied the space between a building and a museum proper, the Stedelijk presented The Temporary Stedelijk and Temporary Stedelijk 2, with exhibitions including Taking Place, Monumentalism, and Making Histories, as well as an extensive Public Program of lectures, performances, film screenings, large-scale events, music, and many more activities. The cycle of Temporary Stedelijk was continued after the closing of the old building on October 9, 2011, with Temporary Stedelijk 3: Stedelijk @. This Public Program consisted of events and activities organized in collaboration with and taking place at numerous art and culture institutions in Amsterdam, such as the Rijksakademie, de Appel arts centre, University of Amsterdam, Concertgebouw, Holland Festival, SMBA, and TrouwAmsterdam.
Stedelijk @ Stedelijk
On September 23, the Stedelijk comes home – a home that is open to all people interested in or seeking to learn about art. From that date onwards, the museum will indeed be Stedelijk @ Stedelijk. To commemorate the lively experiment of Temporary Stedelijks 1-3, to showcase some of the important alliances that have been made with partner institutions which will define the museum of the future, and to make the Stedelijk’s homecoming a special event for all, the Stedelijk @ Stedelijk program is organized at the newest public space in Amsterdam: under the canopy of the new building. Stedelijk @ Stedelijk Includes and merges all the disciplines that will play in a role in the museum’s programming after the reopening – visual art, performance, lectures and debate, music, dance, and nightlife – and allows for a sneak peek just before our doors open. So drop by, and find out!