Gallery talks — 31 Oct 2014

Entrance fee to the Stedelijk Museum + € 2.50
Stedelijk Museum, start in the entrance hall, guided tour through the exhibition
31 Oct 2014, 12 pm until 1 pm
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The Stedelijk Museum is pleased to invite you for this Gallery Talk, as part of the exhibition Marlene Dumas: The Image as Burden. Tour the show with artists, art historians, and filmmakers who will discuss a selection of works on based of their own areas of expertise, research, and interests. These new – and personal – reflections on Dumas’s oeuvre will enhance the chronology and themes of the exhibition.

All the proposed speakers are related to Marlene Dumas in one way or another: Alied Ottevanger (curator of the Central Museum of Utrecht) wrote the first review of Dumas in 1981, Leontine Coelewij (curator of contemporary art at the Stedelijk Museum) curated the exhibition, Ena Jansen is a professor of South African literature at the VU University Amsterdam and Jan Andriesse (visual artist) is Marlene Dumas’ partner.

More about the speaker:

Leontine Coelewij is the curator of the Collections & Presentations department in the Stedelijk Museum. In recent months, she has shared responsibility for the presentation of the collection of visual arts after 1960 in the new Stedelijk Museum. Since the museum reopened, Coelewij has worked on the large retrospective exhibition of artist Aernout Mik, “Communitas.” Currently, she is the curator of the exhibition, Marlene Dumas: The Image as Burden (2014), in collaboration with Tate Modern and the Fondation Bieyeler, Basel. Coelewij graduated with an MA in art history and archeology from the University of Amsterdam. She was the founder of the Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam (1993-1998), where she made exhibitions with artists including Inez van Lamsweerde, Rineke Dijkstra, and Lily van der Stokker. Together with Martijn van Nieuwenhuyzen, she organized the exhibitions “Wild Walls” (1995) and “From the Corner of the Eye” (1996) in the Stedelijk. She organized various group exhibitions in the Stedelijk Museum CS, such as “20/20 Vision” (2004, with Mathias Poledna, Steve McQueen, and Marc Bijl), “Time and Again” (2004, with Paulina Ołowska, Wilhelm Sasnal, Roman Ondak, and Deimantas Narkevicius), “Mapping the Studio” (2006), and “Mapping the City” (2007), as well as solo presentations with Tobias Rehberger and Florian Pumhösl.