Gallery talks — 14 Feb 2018

In January-February 2018, the Stedelijk Museum offers Wednesday afternoon Gallery Talks for Jump into the Future – Art from the 90’s and 2000’s: The Borgmann Donation. Taking place in the exhibition galleries, the Gallery Talks offer various perspectives on the exhibition from curators, artists, and critics.
€3 (excluding entrance fee)
Start at the entrance hall, then the exhibition
14 Feb 2018, 4 pm until 5 pm
Main language
Tickets 14 Feb

Sjoukje van der Meulen, Assistant Professor in Modern and Contemporary Art (Utrecht University), will lead the third Gallery Talk of the series. She will elaborate on a personal selection of artworks in the context of larger developments in the 1990s and 2000s and the term ‘postmodernism’, that coincides with this timeframe.

The Borgmann Donation includes an extensive number of contemporary art works from the German collector Thomas Borgmann. Among the featured artists are Cosima von Bonin, Matt Mullican, Lucy McKenzie, Jutta Koether, Paulina Olowska, Wolfgang Tillmans, Christopher Williams, Cerith Wyn Evans, and Heimo Zobernig. The group of works that will join the collection of the Stedelijk consists of a donation, a purchase, and long-term loan. Jump into the Future is a large-scale exhibition that occupies all thirty of the first-floor galleries surrounding the museum’s grand staircase.

Jack Goldstein, The Jump, 1978. © The Estate of Jack Goldstein
Jack Goldstein, The Jump, 1978. © The Estate of Jack Goldstein
Sjoukje van der Meulen, foto: Scarlett Hooft-Graafland
Sjoukje van der Meulen, foto: Scarlett Hooft-Graafland


Sjoukje van der Meulen is Assistant Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Department of History and Art History of Utrecht University. She lived in the United States for fifteen years (1997-2012), where she received her PhD from Columbia University (New York, 2009), and worked as a visiting assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University or Oregon. Her field of specialization is contemporary art history and theory, intersected with globalization studies and media studies, especially new media and digital culture.

In the mid 90's, Sjoukje was active as a curator, editor and prolific critic of the Dutch journal of Contemporary Art, Metropolis M. As a participant of the very first International Curatorial Training at De Appel Foundation, she co-curated the exhibition Shift (1995), which introduced artists such as Douglas Gordon, Pierre Huyghe and Rirkrit Tiravanija to the Netherlands and was much in tune with other artistic movements at the time, such as Relational Art, Young British Art, and the generation of artists shown in the exhibition Jump into the Future – Art from the 90’s and 2000’s.