Gallery talks — 22 Oct 2013

22 Oct, 9:48 AM

Location: meeting point Schiphol Lounge (entrance hall)
Time: 2.00 – 3.00 pm 
Language: Dutch
Entrance: Entrance price to the Stedelijk Museum Reservations: It is necessary to make a reservation. 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 delighted to present a new series of Gallery Talks to accompany the exhibition Kazimir Malevich and the Russian Avant-Garde. The speakers of the Gallery Talks are renowned experts in the field of modern art, particularly the historical avant-garde. During this afternoon Bart Rutten, curator of Kazimir Malevich and the Russian Avant-Garde, will give a guided tour about the exhibition.


Bart Rutten has been collection curator department of paintings and sculpture at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam since 2008. Prior to the reopening of the museum he has been actively working on arranging the collection which has been exhibited again since September 2012. He played a central role, both in compiling the classical modern art and contemporary art on the top floor of the historical building. His work as a curator covers the whole field of the visual arts, with special attention for film and video art, conceptual art and installation art. From 2005 to 2008, Rutten worked as the curator of the Stedelijk Museum 's-Hertogenbosch and before that as the Head of the Presentation Department for NIMk. He has always been very interested in the cross pollination between the visual arts and other fields of visual or popular culture, and in the way that art is embedded in society. In addition to his position at the Stedelijk, he is a member of a number of advisory boards, including the One Minute Foundation, and has been a guest speaker talking about the history of video art for various art courses and universities in the Netherlands and abroad. He talks about a contemporary artist every month for the AVRO broadcasting station in the “4 art” section of the Kunstuur (Art Hour), and he writes a monthly column about an important work of art in the weekend supplement of De Volkskrant. Together with Geurt Imanse, he is the curator of the exhibition Kazimir Malevich and the Russian Avant-Garde.