THE STEDELIJK AND THE SECOND WORLD WAR
Widely acknowledged as an artist who defined his era, Mike Kelley (1954–2012) created a stunning and protean legacy that encompasses painting, sculpture, works on paper, installation, performance, music, video, photography, collaborative works and critical texts. In the largest exhibition of his work ever organized—and the first comprehensive survey attempted since 1993—the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam presentation of Mike Kelley will bring together over 200 works, spanning the artist’s 35-year career.
This exhibition is organized by Ann Goldstein (Stedelijk Museum Director), in cooperation with the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts. Curator of the first exhibition concept is Dr. Eva Meyer-Hermann.
With the re-opening of Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam in 2012, the sculpture Sight Point (1972) by Richard Serra was moved to a new permanent location near the entrance of the new museum wing.
Serra's large geometric steel sculptures challenge visitors to look at the urban landscape in a fresh way; they invite to walk between the heavy plates, both literally and figuratively speaking. What does the public think about the sculpture's spot near 'the Bathtub'? And what does curator Bart Rutten say about the work's importance? We also hear Serra himself, while he supervises the sculpture's spectacular move.
Reinstalled in 2012 with the kind support of Irene and Rijkman Groenink
Thanks to: Richard Serra, Bart Rutten, Aly Noordermeer, Rixt Hulshoff Pol
Interview: Fieke Tissink
Camera & editing: Maaike Sips
Production: Bobcat Media