July 23, 2015 - Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen - Contemporary art at Boijmans
July 23, 2015

Contemporary art at Boijmans

View of Aleksandra Domanović, Sensory Spaces 7, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, 2015. Photo: Hans Wilschut.

Contemporary art programme 2015/2016

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
Museumpark 18-20
NL-3015 CX Rotterdam
Hours: Tuesday–Sunday 11am–5pm


Each year, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen presents a programme of high-profile, experimental exhibitions by world-renowned contemporary artists. The coming season features Ugo Rondinone’s first solo exhibition in the Netherlands, new editions of Sensory Spaces, and a solo exhibition of Martin Assig’s work.

The museum also makes annual acquisitions of extraordinary works of contemporary art. Alongside recent purchases and gifts of works by John Bock, Martin Assig, Paul Noble and Melanie Smith, among others, the past year has seen the museum’s collection enriched by long-term loans of works by John Baldessari, Matias Faldbakken, Ryan Gander, Philippe Parreno and Ugo Rondinone.

Ugo Rondinone
In recent years, Fischli & Weiss, Urs Fischer, Yayoi Kusama, Pipilotti Rist, Carsten Höller and Paul Noble have created extraordinary solo exhibitions in the museum’s main exhibition spaces. In keeping with this tradition, Swiss-born, New York-based artist Ugo Rondinone (b. 1964) will create a vast installation featuring giant clowns and thousands of rainbow drawings. The show will open in February, coinciding with the international art fair Art Rotterdam. Rondinone is considered one of the leading artists of his generation; he represented Switzerland at the Venice Biennale in 2007 and has had major solo exhibitions at the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark, and the Kunsthalle Wien in Vienna. After Rotterdam, the exhibition will travel to Rome and Cincinnati.

Sensory Spaces
The museum is currently hosting the seventh edition of Sensory Spaces, a series in which emerging or well-known foreign artists have their first solo exhibition in the Netherlands with a site-specific installation in the Willem van der Vorm Gallery on the museum’s ground floor. For seven months, the space is occupied by Aleksandra Domanović (b.1981). The next artists to be featured in Sensory Spaces are Mike Nelson (UK, b. 1967) and Beni Bischof (Switzerland, b. 1976).

And more
Later this year, the museum will present the work of German artist Martin Assig (b. 1959) in an exhibition previously shown at the Haus am Waldsee in Berlin. Next year, Rotterdam-based artist Diederik Klomberg (b. 1963) will exhibit his work in the museum’s Cloverleaf spaces. The museum will also present works on paper by James Lee Byars (1932–97), including correspondence from the collection of Flor and Lieve Bex. A changing selection of films and videos from the museum’s contemporary art collection is on permanent display in the Pipilotti Rist net and in the Video Room.

Contemporary art programme 2015/2016  

Sensory Spaces 7—Aleksandra Domanović
until 31 January 2016 

Martin Assig: Glückhaben (Lucky)
31 October 2015–21 February 2016

Ugo Rondinone: Vocabulary of Solitude
13 February–29 May 2016

Sensory Spaces 8—Mike Nelson
13 February–5 June 2016

Diederik Klomberg
13 February–28 August 2016

James Lee Byars
5 March–26 May 2016

Sensory Spaces 9—Beni Bischof
18 June–2 October 2016

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T +31 10 441 9561 / pressoffice [​at​] boijmans.nl


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