Exhibition — 2021
The 125th anniversary of the Stedelijk presents an opportunity for the museum to reflect on its role in society. After Institutions is a thematic group exhibition that examines the state of public institutions and their relation to economic conditions and social movements. It focuses on renewing the discourse around and expanding the canon of Institutional Critique.
As the function of the institution and its relationship to the state, funding, audience, and most importantly to the artist have drastically evolved in the last 50 years since the advent of Institutional Critique, it is imperative to take a renewed look at the critical and celebratory practices that this movement encompasses.
In addition to the group exhibition, After Institutions features new and performative works, as well as a publication.