Gallery talks — 20 Mar 2020

Rory Pilgrim is the winner of the Prix de Rome 2019. On 20 March he will give a special performance with Declan Rowe John, the young singer who is part of The Undercurrent. He will also talk about this work, which he created for the exhibition, and for which he was awarded this prestigious prize.

Price
Museum ticket + € 3
Location
Meeting point at the information desk in the Entrance Area
Time
20 Mar, 4 pm until 5 pm
Main language
English
Admission
In line with national policy relating to the coronavirus, the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam will be temporarily closed for visitors until April 6 2020.

Rory Pilgrim (1988) works with a wide spectrum of media, including sound, song lyrics, film, music, video, drawings, and performances. For the Prix de Rome 2019 he created a new video and sound artwork, entitled The Undercurrent. With this work Pilgrim investigates the loss and violence entailed by the ecological crisis on a personal level, in order to better grasp what it means to live in times of crisis. The recordings were made in Boise, Idaho (US), during workshops Pilgrim organized with young climate activists and with a homeless community.

Rory Pilgrim, The Undercurrent, multimedia installation, 2019-ongoing. Prix de Rome 2019. Photo: Daniel Nicolas Courtesy the artist and andriesse eyck galerie, with special thanks to MING Studios and David Andrews (posters).
Rory Pilgrim, The Undercurrent, multimedia installation, 2019-ongoing. Prix de Rome 2019. Photo: Daniel Nicolas Courtesy the artist and andriesse eyck galerie, with special thanks to MING Studios and David Andrews (posters).

ABOUT THE PRIX DE ROME

The Prix de Rome is the oldest and most generous prize in the Netherlands for visual artists under the age of 40, and architects under the age of 35. The aim of the prize is to promote talented artists, and support their development and visibility. The Mondriaan Fund has been responsible for organizing the award since 2012, and is working with the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam on this year’s edition. Rory Pilgrim received the Prix de Rome Visual Arts 2019 award on 31 October for his work The Undercurrent. The exhibition is accompanied by a publication with texts by Sacha Bronwasser, Maarten Buser, Brenda Tempelaar and Sophia Zürcher, published by Jap Sam Books. The Stedelijk’s programming recently featured shows by previous participants, such as Magali Reus (winner 2015) and Saskia Noor van Imhoff (nominated in 2017).

More info: www.prixderome.nl