Gallery talks — 10 Apr 2019

Curator in training Cristina Bută assisted in compiling the exhibition 'Maria Lassnig - Ways of Being'. She will take you on a gallery tour on April 10 and talk about her experiences with the work of Maria Lassnig.
Museum ticket + € 3
We meet at the information desk in the Entrance area
10 Apr 2019, 4 pm until 5 pm
Main language

The Austrian artist Maria Lassnig is internationally regarded as one of the most important artists of the 20th century. In the Netherlands, however, she is virtually unknown. Her multifaceted oeuvre includes paintings, drawings, films and sculptures. An important theme for Maria Lassnig was her 'Körperbewusstseinsbilder' (body awareness), the relationship between your body and the world. She does not depict what she sees, but portrays the inner experience of her body.
Experience for yourself how Maria Lassnig thought and worked and discover her extensive oeuvre together with curator in training Cristina Bută.


Cristina Bută is an independent contemporary art curator and a curator in training at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam in 2018-2019. Her interests revolve around political agency and vulnerability. In 2016, she started a long term collaboration with Afghan-Dutch artist Dawood Hilmandi. She curated several exhibitions including Portrait Rearchived (GLLRY ZOH, Amsterdam Zuidoost, 2018) a dialogue of works surrounding authority and the politics of memory by Hilmandi and Louis Hothothot (CHN). Cristina also worked as a research assistant with Modern & Contemporary Art prof. dr. Christa-Maria Lerm-Hayes, UVA, and on the organization and editing of Charles Esche’s writings around notions of de-modernising and experimental institutionalism.

Currently, she is working on a project documenting the postcolonial implications of Othering in Eastern European spaces. She holds a BA Honours in Literary Studies & Cultural Analysis (UvA) and is graduating from the MA Curating Art & Cultures (UvA and VU).

Cristina Bută