Gallery talks — 9 May 2018

On the occasion of the exhibition Freedom is Recognized Necessity (3 Mar – 12 Aug 2018), the Stedelijk Museum organizes a Gallery Talk with Hripsimé Visser, organizing curator of the exhibition.
€3 (excl. museum entrance) 
Meeting point in entrance hall, tours through exhibition galleries
9 May 2018, 4 pm until 5 pm
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In a tour through the exhibition, Hripsimé Visser will discuss how it addresses a remarkable aspect of the Stedelijk Museum’s collection history. Since the early nineties contemporary art from the former Soviet Republics and satellite states was a focal point for several exhibitions at the Stedelijk Museum, followed by purchases and donations. Recurrent themes in these artworks are reflections on the political situation and references to early 20th-century art, as well as a suggestive use of symbolism and of performance-related strategies. This presentation includes works by Eduard Artsrunyan, Nikolai Bairakov, Anatoly Belkin, Sergei Bugaev Afrika, Vladimir Feklyaev, Mikhail Getman, Ion Grigorescu, Ilya Kabakov,  Iosif Király, Komar & Melamid, Igor Kominarets, Vladimir Kononov, Zofia Kulik, Milan Kunc, Vladimir Kupriyanov, Vladimir Kustov, Leonid Lamm, Miron Lukyanov, Oleg Maslov, Boris Mikhailov, Vladimir Nemukhin, Leonid Nepomnyashchy, Lucia Nimcova, Timur Novikov, Paulina Olowska, Vasily Ostrovsky, Leonid Petrushin, Semen Raev, Vladimir Sachkov, Wilhelm Sasnal, V. Shestakov, Lyudmila Tarasova, Jaan Toomik, Oleg Tselkov, Vadim Voinov, Yevgeny Yufit.


Hripsimé Visser is curator of photography at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and organizing curator of the exhibition Freedom is Recognized Necessity, together with Frank van Lamoen (assistant curator) and Carolien Glazenburg (curator of graphic design). She has worked for the Stedelijk since 1990, where she oversees the collection policy for photography and has organized a large number of exhibitions, including Jeff Wall (2014), Rineke Dijkstra (2004), Sam Taylor-Wood (2002), and Thomas Struth (1998).

Hripsimé Visser