Gallery talks — 29 Aug 2014

Entrance fee to the Stedelijk Museum
Stedelijk Museum, start in the Schiphol entrance hall, guided tour through the exhibition
29 Aug 2014, 1 pm until 2 pm
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Necessary. Send an e-mail to, stating your full name, e-mail address, telephone number, and the date of the program you want to attend.

The Stedelijk museum is pleased to invite you to view the exhibition Bad Thoughts – The Martijn and Jeanette Sanders Collection in the company of art professionals from the contemporary practice of collection, as part of the ongoing Gallery Talks series. During the tour, corporate collectors, private collectors, artists, and academics will discuss a selection of works in the exhibition from the perspective of their own work and interests. In this way, the Stedelijk provides room for not only new but also personal visions of the exhibition.

Throughout the exhibition period, friends and valued colleagues of the Sanders couple will organize these special tours based on their specific knowledge and expertise. These experts include Martijn van Nieuwenhuyzen (the curator of the exhibition and a curator at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam), Carel Blotkamp (art historian and emeritus professor, involved with the Sanders Collection from the beginning), Alexander Strengers (corporate collector and chairman of the art committee of the Nederlandsche Bank), Joop van Caldenborgh (private collector of contemporary art).

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Martijn van Nieuwenhuyzen is curator of the current exhibition Bad Thoughts – The Martijn and Jeannette Sanders. Van Nieuwenhuyzen is a journalist and art historian and has been a curator at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam since 1995. He has organized several solo exhibitions at the Stedelijk, including exhibitions of Gabriel Orozco, Matthew Monahan, Gilbert & George, and group exhibitions such as Wild Walls (1995), Peiling 5 (1996), and From the Corner of the Eye (1998). From 1999-2006, Van Nieuwenhuyzen was the chief curator of the Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam (SMBA), the project space of the museum in the center of Amsterdam. From 2000 to 2003, he was associate director of exhibitions at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in London, where he was responsible for the exhibition program with a team of three international directors. In 2005, he commissioned the film installation “Mandarin Ducks” by De Rijke/De Rooij for the Dutch pavilion at the 51st Venice Biennale. Van Nieuwenhuyzen regularly writes articles for international art journals, as well as essays about artists that include Marlene Dumas, Rob Scholte, Aernout Mik, Gabriel Orozco, and Allora & Calzadilla. In addition, he was responsible for editing and producing various films about visual artists. Together with Kathrin Jentjens, he co-curated Beyond imagination, the opening exhibition of the new Stedelijk Museum.