Events — Nov 20, 2022

IDFA and the Stedelijk Museum are pleased to present Video Club with Ansuya Blom, a screening of Blom’s films. This program brings together the artist’s works from the Stedelijk’s time-based media collection, produced from 1984 to 1989, with a selection of new moving-image works.

Valid museum ticket + € 3 event surcharge
Teijin Auditorium, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
Nov 20, 2022, 4 pm until 5.30 pm
Main language

Since the 1970s, Blom has been active as an artist in the media of painting, drawing, and film. Her works are marked by their investigations of interiority, the marginalized subject and its frictions with the external world. The use of language and narrative plays an important role in Blom’s unique filmic works. She frequently sources texts, such as writings by poets including Sylvia Plath and Langston Hughes, creating a singular visual and emotional world around them. Featuring pensive scenes of domestic interiors and footage of internal organs overlaid with voiceover, Blom’s moving-image works in the Stedelijk collection defy genre classification.

After the screening, Blom will be joined in conversation by curator Monika Szewczyk. Light fare and drinks will be served.


Videowerk met kunst genaamd borderline, kleuren geel, rood, wit, lichtgroen, zwart
Ansuya Blom, Borderline, 1985. Collectie Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.
3.30 pm
Doors open
4 pm
Welcome and introduction, Karen Archey
4.10 pm
Screening program
4.50 pm
Panel conversation and Q&A
End of program


Ansuya Blom (1956) is an Amsterdam-based filmmaker and visual artist. She was educated at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague and Ateliers ‘63 in Haarlem. In 2020 she was awarded the Dr. A.H. Heineken Prize for Art. She received the Koninklijke Prijs voor Vrije Schilderkunst in 1981. She acts as an advisor to the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam. A selection of solo exhibitions and screenings includes the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, MoMA, Institute of Contemporary Art Philadelphia, and Casco Art Institute, Utrecht. Her work was part of group exhibitions at Landesmuseum Graz, PS1 New York, Venice Biennale, Museum Fodor, São Paulo Biennial, Van Abbemuseum, Eye Filmmuseum Amsterdam, Centraal Museum Utrecht, MMKA Arnhem, and Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin.


Video Club is a rotating screening series that highlights the Stedelijk Museum’s renowned time-based media collection. In thematically organized selections, the program presents artworks spanning diverse eras, regions, and artistic movements. After the Video Club event launch, the screening is viewable in the collection presentation Tomorrow is a Different Day in room 1.16.