Gallery talks — 19 Dec 2018
- Museumticket + €3
- Meeting point in the entrance hall, tour through the exhibition galleries
- 19 Dec, 4 pm until 5 pm
- Main language
A characteristic of Van der Stokkers work is the unique position it occupies within the tradition of feminist and conceptual art: her work does not conform to prevailing norms about good taste. As such, she often exploits concepts that are ‘banned’ from contemporary art, such as the frivolous and decorative, making her art look sweet and innocent at first. The visitor who will have a second look, however, will discover that Van der Stokkers work contains a much more layered and committed message. These seemingly charming works contain a clear critical message, aimed directly at the viewer. Can artists show failures? Is it alright for art to be untrue and ugly? Or funny and sweet?
More about the speaker
Paula van den Bosch (1964 NL) is an art critic and senior curator at the Bonnefantenmuseum Maastricht. In 2000 she published a catalogue raisonné of the Visser Collection: a renowned collection of neo avant-garde art kept by the Kröller-Müller Museum in Otterlo.
Since 1998, Van den Bosch has mainly programmed solo exhibitions of artists such as Luc Tuymans, Roman Signer, Joëlle Tuerlinckx, Patrick Van Caeckenbergh, Peter Doig, Lily van der Stokker, Pawel Althamer, Thomas Hirschhorn, Monika Baer, Laura Owens, Mai-Thu Perret, Mary Heilmann, Rebecca Morris, Ernst Caramelle, gerlach en koop. The ANSCHOOL (2005) and gerlach en koop exhibitions (2016) were nominated for the AICA certificate for Best Exhibition. ANSCHOOL (2005) won the AICA certificate for best exhibition in 2007. For 2019 Van den Bosch is developing exhibitions with Dan Walsh, Paloma Varga Weisz and Ine Schröder.
Besides her activities as curator, Van den Bosch regularly contributes to the educational programs of for instance the Jan van Eyck Academie and Maastricht University. She is also involved with the Royal Award for Modern Painting from 2018 to 2022, in the capacity of chair of the jury.
The Lily van der Stokker - Friendly Good exhibition has been realized thanks to the generous contribution of the International Collector Circle and the Curator Circle of the Stedelijk Museum Fonds.