News — 14 Mar 2022

The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam announces the designers and artists selected for the biennial exhibition Proposals for Municipal Art Acquisitions 2022. From over 750 entries, a jury chose 24 projects, focusing on objects and sculptures charged with spirituality, diasporic stories or a force that cannot be seen but can certainly be felt.

The entries were inspired by an Open Call for projects that directly or indirectly involve guna-guna, a concept that originates in Indonesia, but denotes a trans-geographic phenomenon, referring to a silent and mystical force that can be enchanting or destructive. The exhibition can be seen from November 26, 2022.

The following designers and artists have been selected:

Ayo / James Beckett / Yinka Buutfeld / Jae Pil Eun / Eric Giraudet de Boudemange / Laurids Gallée / Antonio Jose Guzman in collaboration with Iva Jankovic / Seán Hannan / Saskia Noor van Imhoff / Iris Kensmil / Sebastian Koudijzer / Marcos Kueh / Aram Lee / Shani Leseman / Sabine Marcelis / Chequita Nahar / Ana Navas / James Noya / Wendy Owusu / Ginevra Petrozzi / Magali Reus / Sondi / Amy Suo Wu & Elaine W. Ho / Wei Yang

The artists and designers taking part in Proposals for Municipal Art Acquisitions 2022 were selected by a jury consisting of Aric Chen (director Het Nieuwe Instituut), Roos Gortzak (director Vleeshal), Prince Malik Jewiti-R (co-founder Artskop3437), Aude Christel Mgba (freelance curator , sonsbeek20→24) and the Stedelijk Museum curators Amanda Pinatih and Britte Sloothaak. During the exhibition, the Stedelijk Museum will announce which works will be purchased for the museum’s collection.