May 19, 2018 - Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen - Gelatin: Vorm - Fellows - Attitude
May 19, 2018

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

Gelatin. Photo: Jason Schmidt.

Gelatin
Vorm - Fellows - Attitude
May 18–August 12, 2018

Opening: May 18, 8pm–1am

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
Museumpark 18-20
3015 CX Rotterdam
The Netherlands

T +31 10 441 9400

www.boijmans.nl
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This summer, the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen’s Bodon Galleries will be taken over by Vienna-based Gelatin as they present a major body of new work entitled Vorm – Fellows – Attitude.

Demanding an unbiased curiosity and calling for active participation from the viewer, Gelatin’s humorous, non-hierarchical and subversive oeuvre has a directness that stimulates and confronts as it highlights and breaks down social conventions and taboos. 

Gelatin operates on the borders of sculpture, painting and rock music; of architecture and sport, performance and fashion. Working in the area between staged event and spontaneous discussion, they evade every attempt of categorization. Exhibition curator Francesco Stocchi compares Gelatin to a bar of soap: "As soon as you think you have a grip on them, they slip away from you, leaving their essence in your hands." The new sculptures—especially composed for Rotterdam—continue a line of works and sculptural concepts that Gelatin has been playing with for more than two decades.

Vorm – Fellows – Attitude will be Gelatin’s first solo exhibition within a Dutch institution. The exhibition follows a tradition at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen of giving the stage—and total artistic freedom—to internationally renowned artists as they exhibit within a major Dutch institution for the first time. Previously, the museum has shown Urs Fischer (2006), Erik van Lieshout (2006), Andreas Slominski (2007), Pipilotti Rist (2009), Carsten Höller (2010), Ugo Rondinone (2016) and Tal R (2017).

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen is a multifaceted museum in the heart of Rotterdam with world-class works of art permanently on display, and spectacular, thought-provoking exhibitions. Over the next few years, the museum is upgrading its current accommodation and constructing the world’s first publicly accessible art storage facility. 

International press contact
Rhiannon Pickles at Pickles PR
T +31 (0)6 158 21202 / rhiannon [​at​] picklespr.com

National press contact
Sharon Cohen, at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
T +31 (0)6 118 86879 / pressoffice [​at​] boijmans.nl

Forthcoming exhibitions at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen:
The Shape We´re In
May 19, 2018–January 1, 2019

Hella Jongerius: Breathing Colour
June 9–August 12, 2018

Anima Mundi 
June 9–September 23, 2018

Sensory Spaces 14 – Latifa Echakhch
June 9–September 30, 2018

Bertjan Pot: Hot Glue
June 9–September 30, 2018

Pure Rubens
September 8, 2018–January 13, 2019

This exhibition was produced in cooperation with Phileas – A Fund for Contemporary Art and with the generous support of legero united—the shoemakers and their initiative www.con-tempus.eu and the Federal Chancellery of Austria.  

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