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News — 16 Oct 2008

The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam has expanded the collection with a number of important works by:

Pierre Bastien
Gabriel Lester
Gert Jan Prins
Remko Scha & Arthur Elsenaar
Jochem van der Spek
Driessens & Verstappen  
Luna Maurer.

Every year the Stedelijk Museum acquires works of art as part of the propositions for the Municipal Acquisitions. In 2008 it resulted in the exhibition Deep Screen – Art in Digital Culture, presenting the work of artists which are all in some way marked by today’s digital culture. Deep Screen was organised by guest curator Andreas Broekmann. The jury, chaired by Broeckmann, selected 18 artists out of the 200-plus submissions. 

The exhibition was dedicated to the influence of new, digital media on visual arts. The submissions ranged from paintings, drawings, photography, sculpture and installations right through to video artworks and generative software art. However diverse the media employed, all the works revealed how visual imaginations and artistic perceptions are changing in today’s digital age.

Deep Screen was one of the final exhibitions on show at the temporary location of the Stedelijk Museum in the Post CS-building, that closed per October 1st. Until the reopening of the Stedelijk Museum in December 2009, the museum will tour through Amsterdam with the collection, exhibitions and projects, under the name Stedelijk Goes to Town. The tour can be followed by the website www.stedelijkindestad.nl.

The Municipal Art Acquisitions 2009 are dedicated to photography. Guest curator is Dutch photographer and publicist Hans Aarsman, who will ask artists to submit entries that have been developed following the principles of inadvertently and chance. The works to be acquired by the Stedelijk Museum will be on show during the Amsterdam Art Fair from 13 to 17 May 2009. The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue. 

Note to the editors: for more information please contact the Press Office, Marie-José Raven, 

tel. +31 (0)20 – 573 26 56, m.raven@stedelijk.nl